Salt Lake City, Utah — According to the Utah Department of Health reported 1,116 new cases and nine additional deaths are reported.
The department also announced that 216 of Friday’s cases were among school-aged children.
• Children ages 5-10: 81 cases
• Children ages 11-13: 50 cases
• Children ages 14-18: 85 cases
According to health officials report, over the last 28 days, “people who are unvaccinated are at 5.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.4 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,043 per day, while the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” rose to 14%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” also rose to 10%.
There are 419 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah. The state-administered 8,553 vaccines Thursday.
With nine additional deaths reported Friday, the current death toll in Utah has risen to 2,572.