Utah adds over 2.4K COVID cases, 21 new deaths after holiday weekend
Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 2,476 new COVID-19 cases, and 21 new deaths are reported in Utah.
Twenty-one cases were removed from the total count through data quality analysis.
With 2,467 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 594,606.
Of today’s new cases, 465 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 3233 cases in children ages 5-10, 104 cases in children ages 11-13, and 128 cases in children ages 14-17.
A total of 4,122,501 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.
This is an increase of 20,393 doses since Friday.
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 16.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.8 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.2 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at a 7.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,960,315 people have been tested. This is an increase of 15,854.
UDOH reports a total of 7,227,262 total tests, an increase of 31,346 since Friday.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,123 per day.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.1%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10%.
There are 524 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 25,819.
There are 21 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,487 total deaths.