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41% of Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The state also reports two more deaths, bringing the total to 2,326.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dr. Diane Gilles takes a handful of syringes filled with the Moderna vaccine to be given to people on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

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Almost 4,000 more Utahns have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total to 41% of the state’s total population.

The Utah Department of Health also reported 325 new cases of the coronavirus and two more deaths.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 7,187 / 2,775,154.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,335,317.

Cases reported in past day • 325.

Deaths reported in past day • Two — a woman between the ages of 45-64 in Davis County, and a woman 45-64 in Weber County.

Tests reported in past day • 3,458 people were tested for the first time. A total of 6,325 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 170. That’s three fewer than on Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 66 are in intensive care, unchanged from Thursday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 9.4%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 7.6%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Friday’s rate was 5.1%, slightly higher than the seven-day average of 4.9%

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

Totals to date • 411,071 cases; 2,326 deaths; 17,232 hospitalizations; 2,755,326 people tested.

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