Adult vaccination rates in Utah exceed national average

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Retired oncology nurse Wendy Dewey lines up stickers and action hero bandaids as 12-15 year olds get their vaccinations against COVID-19 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

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With 38.8% of Utahns fully vaccinated as of Saturday, the state is behind the national rate of 41.4%. But vaccination rates for adults only are higher than the national average: 53.2%, compared to 52.3% nationally.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 12,574 / 2,635,472.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,243,987.

Cases reported in past day • 306.

Deaths reported in past day • Zero.

Tests reported in past day • 3,895 people were tested for the first time. A total of 6,609 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 140. That’s seven fewer than on Friday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.9%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 6.1%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Saturday’s rate was 4.6%, higher than the seven-day average of 3.8%.

[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]

Totals to date • 407,419 cases; 2,311 deaths; 16,927 hospitalizations; 2,710,029 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.