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The Utah Department of Health reported 1,637 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new virus-related deaths

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health 1,637 new COVID-19 cases are reported on Friday, October 8. A total of 520,190 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Of today’s new cases, 362 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 187 cases in children ages 5-10, 77 cases in children ages 11-13, and 98 cases in children ages 14-17.

There are 11 new virus-related deaths reported.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,526,903 people have been tested. This is an increase of 10,319.

UDOH reports a total of 6,348,491 total tests, an increase of 18,982 since yesterday.

A total of 3,548,335 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah. This is an increase of 9,282 doses since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 12.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6.8 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 9.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.8 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.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,424 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.4%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.2%.

There are 572 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 22,622.

UDOH is reporting 2,994 total deaths.

 

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