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54% of Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 1,500 new cases and 13 deaths have been reported in the past day.

Arya Martinez sits on the lap of her mother, Dr Amrapali Shah, holding 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 on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 lake. .

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Another 2,077 Utahns were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in the past day, bringing the total to 1,766,662 — 54% of Utah’s total population — according to the Utah Department of Health.

The Department of Health also reported that 13 more Utahns died from the coronavirus and there were 1,558 new cases in the past day. The seven-day moving average for positive tests stands at 1,691 per day.

The number of children vaccinated has continued to rise – 11,176 children aged 5-11 have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since they became eligible; that’s about 3% of kids that age in Utah, according to UDOH.

The intensive care units in the state remain close to capacity. According to the GGD, 90.4% of all IC beds and 91.8% of IC beds in larger medical centers are occupied. 48.2% of all ICU patients are being treated for COVID-19.

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

Cases reported in the past day • 1,558.

Cases among school-age children • Children in grades K-12 accounted for 350 of the new cases announced Tuesday — 22.5% of the total. 173 cases were reported in children aged 5-10 years; 76 cases in children 11-13; and 101 cases in children 14-18.

Tests reported in the past day • 6,200 people were tested for the first time. A total of 13,004 people were tested.

Deaths reported in the past day • 13.

Three Washington County residents died: a woman aged 25-44, a man 65-84 and a man 85-plus.

There were two deaths in Salt Lake County: a man 45-64 and a woman 65-84. Cache County also reported two deaths: a woman 65-84 and a man 85-plus. And two Utah County residents died — a man 25-44 and a woman 85-plus.

Other deaths included a man from Davis County 85-plus, a man from San Juan County 65-84, a woman from Tooele County 65-84 and a man from Uintah County 45-64.

Hospital admissions reported in the past day • 583. That is 17 more than reported Monday. Of those currently in hospital, 227 are in intensive care, 15 more than Monday.

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

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests from the same individual. Monday the rate was 12%, higher than 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 ratios • In the past four weeks, unvaccinated Utahns were 16 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated people, 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.

Totals to date • 566,134 cases; 3,313 dead; 24,713 hospital admissions; 3,786,806 people tested.