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Utah reports 17 new COVID-19 deaths Friday

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Salt Lake City, Utah — 1,493 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday, along with 17 additional deaths.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,288 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.7%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.4%.

559 people in Utah are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 12.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 11.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6.2 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” UDOH reports. “Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.0 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”

Among the new cases, school-aged children accounted for 287 of them, including 158 cases in children ages 5-10, 61 cases in children ages 11-13, and 68 cases in children ages 14-18.

With 17 additional deaths reported Friday, Utah’s death toll stands at 3,067

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