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9,469 new COVID-19 cases, and 19 new deaths are reported on Friday in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 9,469 new COVID-19 cases, and 19 new deaths are reported on Friday, January 7, since yesterday.

“Unfortunately, we can expect numbers this high and possibly higher for the next few weeks as Omicron sweeps through our community,” says Dr. Leisha Nolen, state epidemiologist at the Utah Department of Health. “Our hospitals are already stretched well beyond their capacity and are canceling procedures. Please, go get your shot! Think about your plans and minimize your exposure to others and when you can’t, put on that mask!”

UDOH continues urging folks to get vaccinated if they haven’t already.

With 9,469 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 682,036.

Of today’s new cases, 1,372 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 415 cases in children ages 5-10, 293 cases in children ages 11-13, and 664 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 4,617,504 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 15,438 doses since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 17.2 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 8.3 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.2 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, 5.4 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.2 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,377,190 people have been tested. This is an increase of 21,523 since yesterday.

UDOH reports a total of 8,039,031 total tests, an increase of 40,904 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 5,766 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 24.8%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 16.8%.

There are 538 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 28,163.

There are 19 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,868 total deaths.

 

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