Salt Lake City, Utah – According to The Utah Department of Health, 627 new COVID-19 cases, and 5 new deaths were reported on Thursday, February 24.
With 627 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 921,531.
Of today’s new cases, 66 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 29 cases in children ages 5-10, 12 cases in children ages 11-13, and 25 cases in children ages 14-17.
A total of 4,935,407 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.
This is an increase of 3,155 doses since yesterday.
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at a 5.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 2.4 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.0 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at a 7.4 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.5 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than boosted people.
Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,916,605 people have been tested. This is an increase of 4,340 since yesterday.
UDOH reports a total of 9,200,328 total tests, an increase of 10,745 since yesterday.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 637 per day.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 19.3%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 11.4%.
There are 395 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 33,073.
There are 5 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 4,397 total deaths.