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The number of Utahns hospitalized with COVID-19 since the pandemic began crossed 17,000, the same day the number of current hospitalizations jumped by 18. The state also reported 360 new cases of the coronavirus and two more deaths.
Almost 9,700 vaccines were administered in the past day, according to the Utah Department of Health; 1.265 million Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and 1.51 million have received at least one dose.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 9,676 / 2,666,844.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,265,378.
Cases reported in past day • 360.
Deaths reported in past day • Two men, both in Salt Lake County: One between the ages of 45-64, the other 85-plus.
Tests reported in past day • 5,126 people were tested for the first time. A total of 9,611 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 157. That’s 18 more than on Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 56 are in intensive care, two more than on Tuesday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.0%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 6.5%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Wednesday’s rate was 3.7%, lower than the seven-day average of 4.2%
Totals to date • 408,428 cases; 2,318 deaths; 17,003 hospitalizations; 2,724,007 people tested.
This story is developing and will be updated.