54% of Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

There are more than 1,500 new cases and 13 more deaths in the past day.

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An additional 2,077 Utahns were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in the past day, bringing the total to 1,766,662 — 54% of Utah’s total population — according to the Utah Department of Health.

The Health Department also reported 13 more Utahns died of the coronavirus, and there were 1,558 new cases in the past day. The rolling seven-day average for positive tests stands at 1,691 per day.

The number of children getting vaccinated continued to climb — 11,176 children ages 5-11 have gotten a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since they became eligible; that’s about 3% of the kids that age in Utah, according to UDOH.

Intensive care units in the state remain near capacity. According to the Health Department, 90.4% of all ICU beds and 91.8% of ICU beds in larger medical centers are occupied. Of all ICU patients, 48.2% are being treated for COVID-19.

Vaccine doses administered in the past day/total doses administered • 16,851 / 3,853,383.

Cases reported in past day • 1,558.

Cases among school-age children • Kids in grades K-12 accounted for 350 of the new cases announced Tuesday — 22.5% of the total. There were 173 cases reported in children aged 5-10; 76 cases in children 11-13; and 101 cases in children 14-18.

Tests reported in past day • 6,200 people were tested for the first time. A total of 13,004 people were tested.

Deaths reported in past day • 13.

Three Washington County residents died: A woman between the ages of 25-44, a man 65-84, and a man 85-plus.

There were two deaths in Salt Lake County: A man 45-64, and a woman 65-84. Cache County also reported two deaths: A woman 65-84, and a man 85-plus. And two Utah County residents died — a man 25-44, and a woman 85-plus.

Other deaths were a Davis County man 85-plus, a San Juan County man 65-84, a Tooele County woman 65-84, and a Uintah County man 45-64.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 583. That is 17 more than reported on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 227 are in intensive care, 15 more than on Monday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 25.1% over the past day. That is higher than the seven-day average of 17.6%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate was 12%, higher than the seven-day average of 11.4%.

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

Risk ratios • In the past four weeks, unvaccinated Utahns were 16 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to a Utah Department of Health analysis. The unvaccinated also were 11.2 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 4.8 times more likely to test positive for the coronavirus.

Totals to date • 566,134 cases; 3,313 deaths; 24,713 hospitalizations; 3,786,806 people tested.