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1,423 new COVID-19 cases, and 16 new deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 1,423 new COVID-19 cases, and 16 new deaths are reported since yesterday on Wednesday, December 8.

With 1,423 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 607,954.

Of today’s new cases, 240 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 126 cases in children ages 5-10, 46 cases in children ages 11-13, and 68 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 4,273,903 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 19,764 doses since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.3 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.5 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 4,047,065 people have been tested. This is an increase of 10,920.

UDOH reports a total of 7,406,496 total tests, an increase of 22,128 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,146 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.7%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.4%.

There are 521 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 26,416.

There are 16 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,622 total deaths.

 

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