Salt Lake City, Utah – The Utah Department of Health is reporting 3,036 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, October 18. A total of 532,183 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19. Here is a day-by-day breakdown of new cases:
1329 cases on 10/15
1092 cases on 10/16
639 cases on 10/17
UDOH has removed 24 cases from days prior to October 15.
Of today’s new cases, 608 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 298 cases in children ages 5-10, 125 cases in children ages 11-13, and 185 cases in children ages 14-17.
There are 24 new virus-related deaths reported.
Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,601,640 people have been tested. This is an increase of 18,891.
UDOH reports a total of 6,491,617 total tests, an increase of 35,550 since Friday.
A total of 3,618,152 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah. This is an increase of 12,731 doses since yesterday.
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 13.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 11.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,247 per day.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.5%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.2%.
There are 517 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 23,266.
UDOH is reporting 3,090 total deaths.