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Seven more Utahns died of COVID-19 in the past day, the most in a single day in more then five months. (There there were nine coronavirus deaths on Feb. 23.)
That brings Utah’s total COVID death toll to 2,441 since the pandemic began.
The state health department also reported that almost 1.47 million Utahns are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, just over 45% of the state’s total population.
The Delta variant is on the verge of becoming the most identified in Utah. To date, 3,424 cases of Delta and 3,659 cases of Alpha have been reported. However, only a tiny percentage of the total number of cases have been identified as one variant or another — 8,400 out of 429,300, less than 2%.
To date, Utah has had 10 deaths among its “breakthrough” cases — people who contract the virus 14 days or more after they are fully vaccinated. One in 395 fully vaccinated Utahns have contracted the virus; one in 5,610 had to be hospitalized; and one in 146,973 has died.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 5,204 / 2,994,894.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,469,726.
Cases reported in past day • 613.
Deaths reported in past day • Seven.
Salt Lake County reported three deaths: A woman between the ages of 25-44 and two men 65-84.
Other deaths include a Davis County man 45-64, a Millard County woman 45-64, a Uintah County woman 45-64, and a Washington County man 25-44.
Tests reported in past day • 4,333 people were tested for the first time. A total of 7,444 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 338. That’s five fewer than on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 150 are in intensive care, two fewer than on Monday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 14.1%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 14.7%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 8.2%, lower than the seven-day average of 10.2%
[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]
Totals to date • 429,300 cases; 2,441 deaths; 18,426 hospitalizations; 2,897,548 people tested.
This story is developing and will be updated.