Delayed reporting from one provider boosts Utah’s COVID-19 vaccination numbers

Almost 40% of the state’s residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Empty vials of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health, April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

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Utah’s COVID-19 vaccinations numbers took a big jump on Friday — but not because a lot of people got shots on Thursday. According to the Utah Department of Health, the 37,700 vaccinations include about 26,000 shots that had been administered by one pharmacy provider dating as far back as Jan. 19, which had not previously been reported.

As a result of the delayed reporting, the number of Utahns fully vaccinated against the coronavirus jumped more than 22,000, to about 1.29 million. That’s almost 40% of Utah’s total population.

According to UDOH, there were 266 new cases of COVID-19, but no additional deaths.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 37,700 / 2,713,796.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,293,995.

Cases reported in past day • 266.

Deaths reported in past day • None.

Tests reported in past day • 3,737 people were tested for the first time. A total of 7,094 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 157. That’s two more than on Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 57 are in intensive care, two more than on Thursday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.1%. That’s higher/lower than the seven-day average of 6.8%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Friday’s rate was 3.7%, lower than the seven-day average of 4.4%

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

Totals to date • 409,007 cases; 2,3919 deaths; 17,060 hospitalizations; 2,731,915 people tested.