More than 250,000 Utahns are now fully vaccinated

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Capt. Jason Burton working on a COVID-19 testing site run by the Utah National Guard at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

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In Utah, more than three-quarters of a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, and more than a quarter of a million Utahns have received the second dose of the vaccine. That’s about 8.4% of the state’s population that has received two doses.

Utah reported seven more deaths on Wednesday; five of them occurred before February 10 and have only recently been confirmed as related to the coronavirus. The state medical examiner determined that one of the deaths reported Monday, a man in Iron County, aged 65 to 84, was not caused by COVID-19, and the man’s death was removed from the state account.

Vaccines administered on the last day / total vaccinations • 18,236 / 759,533.

Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 269,368.

Cases reported the day before • 729.

Deaths reported the day before • Seven.

Salt Lake County reported five deaths: a man and a woman between the ages of 45 and 64; a man and a woman aged 65 to 84; and a female 85 years of age or older.

There was one death in each of Box Elder and Washington counties, both men ages 65 to 84.

Hospitalizations reported the day before • 212. That’s one less than Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 92 are in intensive care units, the same as Tuesday.

Tests reported the day before • 8,249 people were tested for the first time. A total of 21,267 people were evaluated.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 8.8%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 10.2%.

His new method counts all test results, including repeated tests on the same individual. Wednesday’s rate is now at 3.4%, lower than the seven-day average of 4.8%.

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

Totals to date • 372,708 cases; 1,949 deaths; 14,783 hospitalizations; 2,222,755 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.


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