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Utah adds over 1.2k new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 1,289 new COVID-19 cases, and 5 new deaths are reported on Thursday, December 23, since yesterday.

With 1,289 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 623,703.

Of today’s new cases, 152 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 58 cases in children ages 5-10, 29 cases in children ages 11-13, and 65 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 4,483,794 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 18,437 doses since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 16.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.8 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 a 6.8 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 4,174,214 people have been tested. This is an increase of 10,330.

UDOH reports a total of 7,655,401 total tests, an increase of 19,655 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,005 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 11.4%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 7.8%.

There are 458 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 27,185.

There are 5 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,749 total deaths.

 

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