120 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new deaths reported in Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah – According to The Utah Department of Health, 120 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new deaths were reported on Friday, March 18.
With 120 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 926,442.
Of today’s new cases, 8 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 3 cases in children ages 5-10, 0 cases in children ages 11-13, and 5 cases in children ages 14-17.
A total of 4,985,261 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.
This is an increase of 2,314 doses since yesterday.
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at a 5.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 2.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 1.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 19.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.4 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.0 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than boosted people.
Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,979,534 people have been tested. This is an increase of 1,815 since yesterday.
UDOH reports a total of 9,341,821 total tests, an increase of 4,571 since yesterday.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 139 per day.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 5.4%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 3.3%.
There are 156 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 33,793.
There are 6 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 4,561 total deaths.
Six are newly reported today, one has been retracted following further study by the medical examiner. Three of these deaths occurred prior to 2/18/2022.