Earlier this week the FDA requested to put the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on pause. Despite this pause, Utah is still making milestone progress with its vaccine rollout.
There were 40,578 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Wednesday, bringing the total number to 1,808,824 doses administered.
During his monthly press conference, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said this week Utah set a record with vaccinations.
"A week ago today our total doses administered was 1.6 million first and second doses. So this is an increase of 204,969," Cox said. "We're gonna round that up to 205,000 doses in one week, which is once again a record that is our biggest week yet here in the state of Utah. I will say that when I was sworn into office, there were only 305 Utahns, who were fully vaccinated. And now just 101 days later, we are at 741,819 Utahns that are fully vaccinated."
Summit County has administered 37,721 total vaccines and Wasatch has given out 19,369 doses. Both counties are registering to vaccinate residents 16 years or older.
The department announced 456 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, which is about 30 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.
The state’s 7-day rolling average has continued to decline. The average is now 390 cases per day, down from last week’s average of 399.
There were 7,124 people tested for the first time, with 18,714 total tests administered. On average about 4% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive, while average percent positivity for “people over people” is around 7%.
In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported eight new cases, which is the same as last Thursday. Wasatch County reported two new cases - down compared to last Thursday when the county saw four.
The department also reported 21 new hospitalizations. There are 146 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Around 77% of all referral center ICU beds are in use.
Utah’s Department of Health reported one new death. To date, more than 2,162 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 11 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.
Both counties are in the moderate level of Utah’s COVID-19 transmission index.