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Over 2.5000 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths reported over the weekend in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, and 13 new deaths are reported on Monday, December 20.

With 2,500 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 620,197.

Of today’s new cases, 376 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 171 cases in children ages 5-10, 79 cases in children ages 11-13, and 126 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 4,434,660 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 30,838 doses since Friday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 14.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.9 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.7 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 6.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.6 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.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,146,047 people have been tested. This is an increase of 24,470.

UDOH reports a total of 7,601,051 total tests, an increase of 47,475 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 978 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 12.3%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 8.5%.

There are 453 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 27,035.

There are 13 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,704 total deaths.

 

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