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Over 1,800 new COVID cases ahead of Thanksgiving reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health 1,804 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths are reported on Wednesday, November 24.

With 1,804 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 589,714.

Of today’s new cases, 394 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 229 cases in children ages 5-10, 83 cases in children ages 11-13, and 82 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 4,082,308 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 20,660 doses since Friday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.8 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at a 7.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,927,926 people have been tested. This is an increase of 12,411.

UDOH reports a total of 7,161,024 total tests, an increase of 25,134 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,480 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 16.5%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.6%.

There are 530 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 25,643.

There are 13 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,470 total deaths.

 

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