Salt Lake City, Utah – According to The Utah Department of Health, 183 new COVID-19 cases, and 3 new deaths were reported on Wednesday, March 16.
With 183 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 926,149.
Of today’s new cases, 25 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 10 cases in children ages 5-10, 6 cases in children ages 11-13, and 9 cases in children ages 14-17.
A total of 4,981,152 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.
This is an increase of 2,097 doses since yesterday.
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at a 5.0 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 2.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 1.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 19.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.3 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.0 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than boosted people.
Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,975,582 people have been tested. This is an increase of 2,210 since yesterday.
UDOH reports a total of 9,332,206 total tests, an increase of 6,516 since yesterday.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 162 per day.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 5.7%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 3.5%.
There are 172 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 33,747.
There are 3 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 4,553 total deaths. Two of these deaths occurred prior to 2/16/2022.