Almost 1.4 million Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The state health department reports 361 new cases and three more deaths.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Teams of volunteers divide the Moderna vaccine 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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Utah is ever so close to having 1.4 million of its residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus — 626 people short of that number.

The 1,399,374 who are fully vaccinated represent 43% of the state’s total population and 54% of those age 12 and over who are eligible to get the shots. Just over 1.573 million Utahns have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — 48.4% of the state’s total population and 60.7% of those 12 and over.

The Utah Department of Health also reported three more deaths and 361 new cases of the coronavirus.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 4,519 / 2,851,187.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,399,374.

Cases reported in past day • 361.

Deaths reported in past day • Three — a Box Elder County between the ages of 25-44, a Davis County man 45-64, and a Salt Lake County man 45-64.

Tests reported in past day • 3,272 people were tested for the first time. A total of 5,452 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 225. That’s five more than on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 79 are in intensive care, seven more than on Monday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 11%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 9.7%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 6.6%, about the same as the seven-day average of 6.5%.

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

Totals to date • 414,565 cases; 2,368 deaths; 17,481 hospitalizations; 2,790,264 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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