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Utah reports 2,165 new COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths

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Salt Lake City, Utah — Utah reported 2,165 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, along with 10 additional deaths.

Among the new cases, school-aged children accounted for 544 of them, including 231 cases in children ages 5-10, 152 cases in children ages 11-13, and 161 cases in children ages 14-18.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,431 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 12.3%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 9.2%.

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

“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 4.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” UDOH reports. “Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”

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