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1,598 new COVID-19 cases and 19 new deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 1,598 new COVID-19 cases are reported on Thursday, September 23. A total of 499,026 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Of today’s new cases, 371 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 147 cases in children ages 5-10, 76 cases in children ages 11-13, and 148 cases in children ages 14-17.

There are 19 new virus-related deaths reported with four occurring before September 1.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,394,580 people have been tested. This is an increase of 11,908.

UDOH reports a total of 6,101,3848 total tests, an increase of 20,466 since yesterday.

A total of 3,411,342 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah. This is an increase of 5,826 since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.2 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,401 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 13.6%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 9.9%.

There are 562 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 21,676.

UDOH is reporting 2,860 total deaths.

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