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Over 200 positive school-aged children reported in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 1,397 new COVID-19 cases, and 10 new deaths since yesterday is reported on Thursday, December 9.

With 1,397 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 609,351.

Of today’s new cases, 255 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 126 cases in children ages 5-10, 55 cases in children ages 11-13, and 74 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 4,291,969 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 18,066 doses since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.5 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.3 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at a 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 4,055,402 people have been tested. This is an increase of 8,337.

UDOH reports a total of 7,423,476 total tests, an increase of 16,980 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,332 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.3%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10%.

There are 549 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 26,477.

There are 10 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,632 total deaths.

 

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