Utah neared the one million dose mark for COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday and also saw a significant drop in statewide hospitalizations.
The numbers released by the Utah Department of Health on Saturday reported just over 993,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the state. Governor Spencer Cox also tweeted just after 8am that Utah had officially surpassed the one million mark in doses delivered to the state.
Also of note on Saturday was 40 fewer hospitalizations from the disease. According to the Health Department, 144 Utahns are currently in the hospital, with COVID-19 referral center ICUs 72.8% full.
Statewide, 491 new cases were reported, dropping the rolling seven-day average of positive tests slightly to 510.
Summit county reported 11 new cases on Saturday. Wasatch County reported four for their 10th straight day with under 10 new cases.
The averages for the percentage of positive laboratory tests remained virtually unchanged on Saturday, with the people-over-people average at 8.5% and the tests-over-tests average at 4%.
The Health Department also reported four additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll from the disease to 2,021. None of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties, but they did include a man between the ages of 45 and 64 from an unknown county who was not hospitalized at the time of his death. No further information on the man was given.