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Cox: All Utahns age 16 and over eligible to get vaccine on March 24

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On Wednesday, March 24, all Utahns age 16 and over will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Spencer Cox made the announcement on Thursday during his press conference Thursday.

The following groups of people are currently eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Utah:

  • People ages 50 and older
  • First responders
  • Health care workers
  • K-12 teachers and school staff
  • Long-term care facility staff and residents
  • People age 16 and older with certain medical conditions. See the list here.

To find vaccine locations near you, visit: coronavirus.utah.gov

Utah recorded 560 new cases of COVID-19 as five more people died from the virus.

Here's the data, as reported by the Utah Department of Health:

Positives:

We will report 380,340 positive cases today. This is an increase of 560 new cases since yesterday.

Vaccines:

We will report 1,080,039 total vaccines administered which is 25,312 more than yesterday.

Lab Tests:

We will report 2,314,764 people tested. This is an increase of 7,526 people tested since yesterday.

We will report 4,066,552 total tests. This is an increase of 16,975 tests since yesterday.

Trends:

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 484 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 8.4%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 4.2%.

Hospitalizations:

There are 189 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 15,223.

Deaths:

We will report 2,041 total deaths, there are five new deaths to report today, one previous death has been removed from the count after further investigation.

  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Wasatch County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death


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