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3,400 new COVID-19 cases and 17 new deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah — According to the Utah Department of Health, 3,393 new cases of COVID-19 are reported over the weekend Monday, with 17 additional deaths, although three of the deaths occurred before Sept. 1.

Friday – 1,373 cases

Saturday – 1,130

Sunday – 900

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,456 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 13.8%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.2%.

School-aged children accounted for 652 of Monday’s newly announced cases, with 319 cases in children ages 5-10, 145 cases in children ages 11-13, and 188 cases in children ages 14-18.

“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6.6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” UDOH wrote. “Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 4.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”

There are 577 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

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