54% of Utahners are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

There were more than 1,500 new cases and 13 more deaths last day.

Arya Martinez sits on her mother’s lap, Dr. Amrapali Shah and holds her brother Kirav’s hand as she is vaccinated against COVID-19 by Tenzin Drongsar at the South Main Public Health Center in South Salt Lake on Wednesday November 3, 2021.

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Another 2,077 Utahners were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus last day, bringing the total to 1,766,662 – 54% of the total Utah population – according to the Utah Department of Health.

The Ministry of Health also reported that 13 more Utahners have died from the coronavirus, and there were 1,558 new cases last day. The 7-day rolling average for positive tests is 1,691 per day.

The number of children vaccinated continued to rise – 11,176 children, ages 5-11, have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since they were eligible; that’s about 3% of Utah’s children who are older, according to UDOH.

The intensive care units in the state remain almost fully occupied. According to the health department, 90.4% of all intensive care beds and 91.8% of intensive care beds in larger medical centers are occupied. Of all intensive care patients, 48.2% are being treated for COVID-19.

Vaccine Doses Delivered / Total Doses Delivered On Last Day • 16,851 / 3,853,383.

Cases reported on the previous day • 1,558.

Cases in School-Age Children • Children in grades K-12 made up 350 of the new cases reported Tuesday – 22.5% of the total. 173 cases have been reported in children aged 5 to 10 years; 76 cases in children 11-13; and 101 cases in children between the ages of 14 and 18.

Tests Reported Last Day • 6,200 people were tested for the first time. A total of 13,004 people were tested.

Deaths reported on the last day • 13.

Three Washington County residents died: a woman aged 25 to 44, a man 65 to 84, and a man over 85 years old.

There were two deaths in Salt Lake County: a man aged 45 to 64 and a woman aged 65 to 84. Cache County also reported two deaths: a woman aged 65 to 84 and a man over 85 years old. And two Utah County residents died – a man between the ages of 25 and 44 and a woman over the age of 85.

Other deaths included a Davis County man over the age of 85, a San Juan County man 65-84, a Tooele County woman 65-84, and a Uintah County man 45-64.

Hospital stays reported on the last day • 583. That is 17 more than reported on Monday. Of the people currently hospitalized, 227 are in intensive care, 15 more than on Monday.

Percentage of positive tests • According to the original state method, the rate is 25.1% over the last day. That’s more than the 7-day average of 17.6%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same person. On Monday, the rate was 12%, above 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 Rates • In the past four weeks, unvaccinated Utahners were 16 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated individuals, according to an analysis by the Utah Department of Health. The unvaccinated were also 11.2 times more likely to be hospitalized and 4.8 times more likely to test positive for the coronavirus.

Total numbers so far • 566,134 cases; 3,313 deaths; 24,713 hospital stays; 3,786,806 people tested.

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