Salt Lake City, Utah — Utah reported 1,805 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, along with nine additional deaths.
In addition, new data shows Utah’s hospitals best suited to treat COVID-19 patients are now over 100 percent capacity. The information provided by the Utah Hospital Association shows hospitals have 442 patients and 441 beds.
Among the new cases, school-aged children accounted for 418 of them, including 191 cases in children ages 5-10, 100 cases in children ages 11-13, and 127 cases in children ages 14-18.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,436 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.4%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.2%.
567 people in Utah are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.
“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 16.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 12.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people” UDOH reports. “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.”
With nine additional deaths reported Thursday, Utah’s death toll stands at 2,983.