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1,700 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health 1,724 new COVID-19 cases are reported on Wednesday, September 22. A total of 497,428 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Of today’s new cases, 371 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 159 cases in children ages 5-10, 94 cases in children ages 11-13, and 118 cases in children ages 14-17.

There are 12 new virus-related deaths reported with one occurring before September 1.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,382,672 people have been tested. This is an increase of 11,488.

UDOH reports a total of 6,080,918 total tests, an increase of 21,531 since yesterday.

A total of 3,405,516 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah. This is an increase of 6,048 since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6.6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 4.4 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,443 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 9.8%.

There are 561 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 21,600.

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