Almost 5,000 other Utahners are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Utah had three more deaths and 252 new cases of the coronavirus.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Wolcott vaccinated Latasha Roddan on the final day of the Salt Lake County’s COVID-19 vaccination operation on Saturday May 29, 2021 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City opened.

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The number of fully vaccinated Utahns continues to rise, as does the state’s coronavirus death toll.

According to the Utah Department of Health, the number of people who received either both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine rose by nearly 5,000 to 1.259 million on Monday. That’s about 39% of the state’s total population.

UDOH also reported 252 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the state from the virus since the pandemic started to 2,316.

Vaccine Doses Delivered / Total Doses Delivered Last Day • 7,101 / 2,657,168.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,259,297.

Cases reported on the previous day • 252.

Deaths Reported Last Day • Three – a man and a woman aged 65 to 84 in Uintah County; a woman aged 65 to 84 in Utah County.

Tests Reported Last Day • 2,997 people were tested for the first time. A total of 5,705 people were tested.

Hospital stays on the previous day • 139. That is 12 more than on Monday. Of the current hospital admissions, 54 are in the intensive care unit, three more than on Monday.

Percentage of positive tests • According to the original state method, the rate is 8.4%. That’s higher than the 7-day average of 6.6%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same person. Tuesday’s rate was 4.4%, slightly higher than the 7-day average of 4.2%

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

Total numbers so far • 408,068 cases; 2,316 deaths; 16,981 hospital stays; 2,718,881 people tested.

This story evolves and is updated.

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