The number currently in hospitals because of the coronavirus stands at 153.
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The number of Utahns hospitalized with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic crossed 17,000, the same day the number of current hospitalizations jumped 18. The state also reported 360 new cases of coronavirus and two deaths. additional.
Nearly 9,700 vaccines were administered in the past day, according to the Utah Department of Health; 1.265 million Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and 1.51 million received at least one dose.
Vaccine doses administered during the last day / total doses administered • 9,676 / 2,666,844.
Fully vaccinated utahns • 1,265,378.
Cases reported in the last day • 360.
Deaths reported in the past day • Two men, both in Salt Lake County: one aged 45 to 64, the other 85 and over.
Tests reported the day before • 5,126 people were tested for the first time. A total of 9,611 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in the last day • 157. That’s 18 more than Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 56 are in intensive care, two more than Tuesday.
Percentage of positive tests • According to the original state method, the rate is 7.0%. This is more than the seven-day average of 6.5%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeat testing of the same individual. Wednesday’s rate was 3.7%, lower than the seven-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.]
Totals to date • 408,428 cases; 2,318 deaths; 17,003 hospitalizations; 2,724,007 people tested.
This story is developing and will be updated.