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Over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health 1,885 new COVID-19 cases are reported on Thursday, September 16. A total of 489,236 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Of today’s new cases, 436 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 172 cases in children ages 5-10, 115 cases in children ages 11-13, and 149 cases in children ages 14-17.

There are 15 new virus-related deaths reported with two occurring before September 1.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,326,340 people have been tested. This is an increase of 13,693.

UDOH reports a total of 5,980,753 total tests, an increase of 22,898 since yesterday.

A total of 3,366,292 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah. This is an increase of 9,427 since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.8 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at a 4.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,675 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 13.5%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10%.

There are 582 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 21,238.

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