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1,531 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah — Utah reported 1,531 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, along with 12 additional deaths.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is now at 1,608 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 17.5%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 11.3%.

571 people in Utah are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

Among the new cases, school-aged children accounted for 330 of them, including 172 cases in children ages 5-10, 77 cases in children ages 11-13, and 81 cases in children ages 14-18.

“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 11.4 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.7 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” UDOH reports. “Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”

With 12 additional deaths reported Wednesday, Utah’s death toll stands at 3,325

 

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