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24% of newest COVID-19 cases in Utah are children

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health 1,685 new COVID-19 cases are reported on Wednesday, September 1.

Of today’s new cases, 411 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 161 cases in children ages 5-10, 105 cases in children ages 11-13, and 145 cases in children ages 14-18.

There are six new virus-related deaths reported.

A total of 466,107 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,152,201 people have been tested. This is an increase of 12,974.

UDOH reports a total of 5,703,380 total tests, an increase of 21,856 since yesterday.

In total, 3,263,857 vaccines have been administered, which is 7,649 more than yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at a 4.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.33 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.7 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,289 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 14.5%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.45%.

There are 489 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 20,277.

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