261 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths reported in Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah – According to The Utah Department of Health, 261 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths were reported on Friday, March 4.
With 261 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 924,248.
Of today’s new cases, 35 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 17 cases in children ages 5-10, 7 cases in children ages 11-13, and 11 cases in children ages 14-17.
A total of 4,956,776 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.
This is an increase of 2,477 doses since yesterday.
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at a 5.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 2.4 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 16.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.0 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than boosted people.
Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,944,635 people have been tested. This is an increase of 3,258 since yesterday.
UDOH reports a total of 9,263,901 total tests, an increase of 7,241 since yesterday.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 337 per day.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 11.9%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 7.3%.
There are 287 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 33,421.
There are 11 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 4,453 total deaths.