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2,718 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah — According to the Utah Department of Health, 2,718 new cases of COVID-19 are reported over the weekend, with 12 additional deaths.

Friday – 1,221 cases
Saturday – 863
Sunday – 647
School-aged children accounted for 534 of Monday’s newly announced cases, with 203 cases in children ages 5-10, 132 cases in children ages 11-13, and 199 cases in children ages 14-18.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,084 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 14.7%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.5%.

“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.4 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 7.2 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” UDOH wrote on its report.

431 people in Utah are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

With four additional deaths Monday, Utah’s death toll stands at 2,584.

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