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2,297 new COVID-19 cases, 17 new deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 2,297 new COVID-19 cases, and 17 new deaths are reported on Wednesday, December 1.

With 2,297 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 598,098.

Of today’s new cases, 444 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 226 cases in children ages 5-10, 102 cases in children ages 11-13, and 116 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 4,155,655 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 18,668 doses since Monday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 12.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.7 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 6.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,983,993 people have been tested. This is an increase of 16,119.

UDOH reports a total of 7,243,611 total tests, an increase of 16,349 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,204 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 14.3%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 9.5%.

There are 514 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 25,987.

There are 17 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,545 total deaths.

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