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4,213 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths are reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah — According to the Utah Department of Health, 4,213 new cases of COVID-19 are reported over the weekend, with 16 additional deaths, although five of those deaths occurred before Sept. 1.

Friday – 1,851 cases
Saturday – 1,360
Sunday – 1,016
School-aged children accounted for 935 of Monday’s newly announced cases, with 424 cases in children ages 5-10, 253 cases in children ages 11-13, and 258 cases in children ages 14-18.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,545 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 12.1%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 9.2%.

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

“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.8 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” UDOH wrote. “Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.2 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”

 

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