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Utah reports 29 new deaths over weekend

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Salt Lake City, Utah — According to the Utah Department of Health, on Monday 3,179 new COVID-19 cases and 29 additional deaths are reported from over the weekend.

Friday – 1,615 cases

Saturday – 637

Sunday – 973

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,506 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 17.3%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 11.3%.

School-aged children accounted for 594 of Monday’s newly announced cases, with 315 cases in children ages 5-10, 127 cases in children ages 11-13, and 152 cases in children ages 14-18.

“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 11.0 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5.2 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” UDOH wrote. “Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.3 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”

There are 534 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

With 29 additional deaths reported Monday, Utah’s death toll stands at 3,237.

 

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