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999 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to The Utah Department of Health, 999 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths were reported on Friday, February 18.

With 999 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 918,222.

Of today’s new cases, 148 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 69 cases in children ages 5-10, 27 cases in children ages 11-13, and 52 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 4,917,008 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 4,686 doses since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 4.1 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.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at a 6.4 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 4.0 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 1.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,895,190 people have been tested. This is an increase of 4,391 since yesterday.

UDOH reports a total of 9,148,537 total tests, an increase of 11,258 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,055 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 26.3%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 15.7%.

There are 459 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 32,808.

There are 15 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 4,336 total deaths.

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