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1,306 new COVID-19 cases, and 15 new deaths are reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah– According to the Utah Department of Health, 1,306 new COVID-19 cases, and 15 new deaths are reported on Wednesday, December 15, since yesterday.

With 1,306 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 615,576.

Of today’s new cases, 194 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 86 cases in children ages 5-10, 46 cases in children ages 11-13, and 62 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 4,375,884 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 47,790 doses since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 14.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.5 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.7 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at a 6.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,102,888 people have been tested. This is an increase of 9,418.

UDOH reports a total of 7,518,171 total tests, an increase of 18,554 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,090 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 13.7%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 9.2%.

There are 514 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 26,822.

There are 15 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,688 total deaths.

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