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More than 1.3 million Utahns have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 970,000 of them have been fully vaccinated.
That’s roughly 57% of eligible Utahns age 16 and over who’ve gotten at least one shot, and 42% who have gotten either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The Utah Department of Health also reported 13 more deaths caused by the coronavirus — four of them between the ages of 25 and 44. Ten of the deaths reported Tuesday occurred before April 1 and were only recently confirmed to be the result of COVID-19.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 19,965 / 2,204,824.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 973,629.
Cases reported in past day • 259.
Deaths reported in past day • 13.
Salt Lake County reported six deaths: A man and a woman between the ages of 25-44, a man 45-64, two men 65-84, and one man 85-plus.
There were two deaths in Cache County: A man 45-64 and a woman 65-84.
Five other counties each reported one death: A woman 45-64 in Box Elder County, a man 25-44 in Carbon County, a woman 25-44 in Uintah County, a man 65-84 in Washington County, and a man 85+ in Weber County.
Tests reported in past day • 4,059 people were tested for the first time. A total of 10,114 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 143. That’s up 11 from Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 54 are in intensive care units, one more than on Monday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 6.4%. That’s about the same as the seven-day average of 6.5%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 2.6%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.4%.
Totals to date • 398,499 cases; 2,217 deaths; 16,258 hospitalizations; 2,574,992 people tested.
This story is developing and will be updated.