Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 9,813 new COVID-19 cases are reported on Tuesday, January 11, and 15 new deaths since yesterday.
Today’s new total reflects the highest single-day report of new infections since the start of the pandemic, mainly to the highly contagious omicron variant.
“Unfortunately, we can expect numbers this high and possibly higher for the next few weeks as Omicron sweeps through our community,” says Dr. Leisha Nolen, state epidemiologist at the Utah Department of Health. “Our hospitals are already stretched well beyond their capacity and are canceling procedures. Please, go get your shot! Think about your plans and minimize your exposure to others and when you can’t, put on that mask!”
UDOH continues urging folks to get vaccinated if they haven’t already.
With 9,813 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 715,996.
Of today’s new cases, 2,012 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 680 cases in children ages 5-10, 423 cases in children ages 11-13, and 909 cases in children ages 14-17.
A total of 4,659,643 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.
This is an increase of 11,321 doses since yesterday.
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at a 6.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 1.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,456,737 people tested. This is an increase of 22,727 people tested since yesterday.
UDOH reports a total of 8,187,805 total tests. This is an increase of 44,349 tests since yesterday.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 8,524 per day.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 33.6%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 23%.
There are 579 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 28,593.
There are 15 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,922 total deaths.