Utah reports giving more than 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in a day, and reports 17 more deaths

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah County residents stand in line to get their COVID-19 vaccination in a former Shopko store in Spanish Fork, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

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More than 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in Utah on Thursday, according to the Department of Health — which also reported 17 more coronavirus-related deaths.

Twelve of those deaths occurred before Jan. 15 and were only recently confirmed as COVID-19 related.

[Read more: How Utahns age 70 and older can get COVID-19 vaccine before a broader group is eligible starting March 1]

Vaccination doses reported in past day/total vaccine doses administered • 20,180 / 382,881.

Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 89,948.

Cases reported in past day • 1,216.

Deaths reported in past day • 17.

Salt Lake County reported six deaths: a woman age 45 to 64, two women and a man 65 to 84, and two women 85 or older.

There were three deaths in Utah County — a woman 65 to 84 and two women 85 or older.

Two Davis County residents died, a woman and a man both 85 or older. And two Morgan County men died — one 45 to 64 and another 85 or older.

Four counties each reported one death — a Box Elder County man 65 to 84, a Cache County man 85 or older, a Washington County man 65 to 84, and a Weber County woman 85 or older.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 349. That’s down 16 from Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 117 are in intensive care units — eight fewer than on Thursday.

Tests reported in past day • 7,696.

Percentage of positive tests • 15.8%. That’s about the same as the seven-day average of 16.3%.

Totals to date • 352,489 cases; 1,728 deaths; 13,755 hospitalizations; 2,061,926 people tested.

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