Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 3,563 new COVID-19 cases, and 7 new deaths are reported on Thursday, December 30, since Wednesday.
Officials are reporting a large surge in cases likely due to a combination of the Omicron variant and holiday events. “These cases affect ALL Utah residents,” says UDOH. “We need the help of all Utahns to minimize the disruptions of this virus in our communities. If you feel sick, stay home, and get tested.”
With 3,563 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 636,992.
Of today’s new cases, 360 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 127 cases in children ages 5-10, 87 cases in children ages 11-13, and 146 cases in children ages 14-17.
A total of 4,541,293 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.
This is an increase of 14,378 doses since Wednesday.
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 18.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.3 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at a 6.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,245,929 people have been tested. This is an increase of 15,419 since Wednesday.
UDOH reports a total of 7,791,462 total tests, an increase of 28,777 since yesterday.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,898 per day.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 12.4%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 8.4%.
There are 436 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 27,512.
There are seven new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,787 total deaths.