Salt Lake City, Utah — Coming into the new month of October, more Utahns have been killed by COVID-19.
Of the 11 news deaths, four of them were of people between the age of 25 and 44-years-old.
This will make the third day in a row more than 1,700 positive tests have been reported.
Of the 1,715 new cases, 362 belong to school-aged children.
580 people are currently being treated for COVID-19 in Utah hospitals.
The UDOH reported the following Friday:
Positives: We will report 510,209 positive cases today. This is an increase of 1,715 new cases since yesterday.
School-age cases: School-aged children account for 362 of today’s newly announced cases. We will report 172 cases in children ages 5-10, 94 cases in children ages 11-13, and 96 cases in children ages 14-17 since yesterday.
Vaccines: We will report 3,478,625 total doses administered. This is an increase of 6,924 doses since yesterday.
Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Risk Ratio:
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at a 5.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.3 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 4.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 4.9 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.
We will report 3,464,316 people tested. This is an increase of 10,525 people tested since yesterday.
We will report 6,230,297 total tests. This is an increase of 19,152 tests since yesterday.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,360 per day.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 14.3%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 9.8%.
There are 580 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 22,222.