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For the second day in a row, there were fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19 in the state of Utah. And there were no new deaths.
According to the Utah Department of health, 1.46 million Utahns have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — almost 45% of the state’s total population. And 1.18 million Utahns have been fully vaccinated — just over 36%.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 12,142 / 2,529,663.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,180,557.
Cases reported in past day • 185.
Deaths reported in past day • None.
Tests reported in past day • 4,911 people were tested for the first time. A total of 11,631 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 137. That’s two more than on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 52 are in intensive care units, seven more than on Monday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 3.8%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 6.5%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 1.6%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.7%.
Totals to date • 404,810 cases; 2,292 deaths; 16,704 hospitalizations; 2,670,417 people tested.