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4,502 new COVID-19 cases and 26 additional deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah — According to the Utah Department of Health on Monday, 4,502 new COVID-19 cases and 26 additional deaths from over the weekend are reported.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,634 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 16.7%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.9%.

School-aged children accounted for 1,080 of Monday’s newly announced cases, with 590 cases in children ages 5-10, 245 cases in children ages 11-13, and 245 cases in children ages 14-18.

“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 19 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 11.7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.8 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” UDOH wrote. “Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”

There are 558 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

With 26 additional deaths reported Monday, Utah’s death toll stands at 3,373.

 

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