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2 more COVID-19 deaths, more than 40K vaccines since yesterday



Utah reported two more COVID-19 deaths Friday, while also counting 40,000 more vaccines administered since Thursday, despite the pause on Johnson & Johnson doses.

Utah has not given 1.8 million vaccines, many requiring two doses for each person.

The Utah Department of Health does not report identities of those who have died but provides age, location and other data. One person who died was between 65 and 84 in Salt Lake County and was not hospitalized when she died while the other was a man in Weber County in the 45 to 64 age group and was in a hospital when he passed. There are currently 159 Utah residents hospitalized.

All the data from UDOH is reported later in this story.


Utah’s Gov. Spencer Cox announced Thursday that Utah residents who previously had to wait 90 days after contracting the virus, before getting a vaccine, no longer need to wait.

“We are no longer discouraging individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days to wait to get their COVID-19 vaccines,” Cox said. “We have enough supply of the vaccines now to allow for this change. The verbiage which outlined this recommendation will be removed from the Governor’s Vaccine Distribution Plan Executive Order starting today, April 15.”

In other vaccine news Friday, Pfizer’s CEO said people are likely to need a booster dose of the vaccine six to 12 months after the first round and from there, it will be an annual re-vaccination, much like getting a flu shot.

Officials are still testing the timing of follow-up vaccine doses.

Wayne County has reported no COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days, putting the county alone in that designation. By contract Davis, Weber, Summit, Grand, Beaver and Iron counties all are still in the “very high rate” of transmission for the last 14 days.



  • We will report 392,096 positive cases today. This is an increase of 463 new cases since yesterday.


  • We will report 1,852,460 total vaccines administered which is 43,636 more than yesterday.

Lab Tests:

  • We will report 2,478,707 people tested. This is an increase of 7,879 people tested since yesterday.
  • We will report 4,451,510 total tests. This is an increase of 17,826 tests since yesterday.


  • The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 393 per day.
  • The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 7.6%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 3.8%.


  • There are 159 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 15,879.


We will report 2,164 total deaths, which is two more than yesterday:

  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • Male, between 45-64, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death