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Over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases and dozen more deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health 1,264 new COVID-19 cases are reported on Tuesday, October 5. A total of 514,773 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Of today’s new cases, 267 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 123 cases in children ages 5-10, 56 cases in children ages 11-13, and 88 cases in children ages 14-17.

There are 11 new virus-related deaths reported.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,494,024 people have been tested. This is an increase of 8,475.

UDOH reports a total of 6,286,594 total tests, an increase of 18,029 since yesterday.

A total of 3,515,582 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah. This is an increase of 8,251 doses since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at a 6.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 4.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 4.8 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and a 4.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,395 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.4%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.2%.

There are 556 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 22,455.

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