Nearly 52% of Utahns ages 12+ fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Utah Department of Health also reports two additional deaths in Salt Lake County and Iron County.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Wolcott vaccinates Latasha Roddan on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every weekday morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber.

The Utah Department of Health reports that almost 52% of Utahns ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

With nearly 42% of the state fully vaccinated overall, the department reported 7,019 more vaccines were administered since June 18′s count, with 290 new cases of the virus reported since Friday.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 7,019 / 2,782,173.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,340,119.

Cases reported in past day • 290.

Deaths reported in past day • Two, a Salt Lake County man in between the ages of 25-44, and an Iron County man between the ages of 45-64.

Tests reported in past day • 3,186 people were tested for the first time. A total of 5,618 tests people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 168. That’s two fewer than on Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 69 are in intensive care, three more than on Friday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 9.2%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 7.8%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Saturday’s rate was 5.2%, slightly higher than the seven-day average of 5.0%

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

Totals to date • 411,361 cases; 2,328 deaths; 17,259 hospitalizations; 2,758,512 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.