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The number of Utahns fully vaccinated continues to inch up, as does the state’s coronavirus death toll.
According to the Utah Department of Health, the number of people who have received either both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine rose by nearly 5,000 on Monday to 1.259 million. That’s about 39% of the state’s total population.
UDOH also reported 252 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths, bringing the state’s total fatalities from the virus to 2,316 since the pandemic began.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 7,101 / 2,657,168.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,259,297.
Cases reported in past day • 252.
Deaths reported in past day • Three — a man and a woman between the ages of 65-84 in Uintah County, a woman 65-84 in Utah County.
Tests reported in past day • 2,997 people were tested for the first time. A total of 5,705 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 139. That’s 12 more than on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 54 are in intensive care, three more than on Monday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 8.4%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 6.6%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 4.4%, slightly higher than the seven-day average of 4.2%
Totals to date • 408,068 cases; 2,316 deaths; 16,981 hospitalizations; 2,718,881 people tested.
This story is developing and will be updated.