Almost half of Utahns have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The state reports 249 new cases and three more deaths.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Retired oncology nurse Wendy Dewey lines up stickers and action hero bandaids as 12-15 year olds get their vaccinations against COVID-19 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

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More than 48% of all Utahns — 1.57 million — have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Utah Department of Health. And about 41.5% of Utahns — 1.349 million — are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

UDOH reported 249 new cases on Tuesday, and three more deaths.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 2,769 / 2,795,377.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,348,850.

Cases reported in past day • 249.

Deaths reported in past day • Three — a man between the ages of 45-64 in Davis County; a woman 65-85 in Utah County; and a woman 45-64 in Washington County.

Tests reported in past day • 2,775 people were tested for the first time. A total of 5,261 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 159. That’s nine more than on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 70 are in intensive care, five more than on Monday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 9.0%. That’s higher/lower than the seven-day average of 8.6%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 5.5%, higher/lower than the seven-day average of 5.6%

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

Totals to date • 412,019 cases; 2,333 deaths; 17,311 hospitalizations; 2,766,119 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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