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Utah adds over 2,300 new COVID-19 cases

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Utah – According to Utah’s Department of Health reported an additional 2,340 cases on Thursday, nearly 1000 additional cases since Wednesday, for a total number of positive cases in the state of 537,276 since the pandemic began.

School-aged children account for 514 of today’s newly announced cases, with 270 cases in children ages 5-10, 117 cases in children ages 11-13, and 127 cases in children ages 14-17 since yesterday.

An additional 9,375 vaccine doses were administered since Wednesday for a total number of 3,643,224.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5.6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.5 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

An additional 12,723 people were tested today since yesterday for a total of 3,629,093 people tested since the pandemic began.

An increase of 24,616 tests was taken since Wednesday for a total of 6,547,097 tests in the state.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,381 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.7%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.2%.

There are 552 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 23,472.

Twelve more people have died from COVID-19 since yesterday, for a total number of deaths in the state of 3,118.

 

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