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Utah reports an additional 1,343 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

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Salt Lake City, Utah — According to Utah’s Department of Health 1,343 new COVID-19 cases are reported since Monday, bringing the total number in the state since the pandemic began to 533,526 positive cases.

School-aged children account for 284 of Tuesday’s newly announced cases, including137 cases in children ages 5-10, 64 cases in children ages 11-13, and 83 cases in children ages 14-17 since Monday.

An additional 14,607 tests have been given since Friday, bringing the total number to 6,491,617.

3,601,640 Utahns have been tested as of Tuesday, an increase of 6,931 people tested since Friday.

An additional 8,358 vaccine doses were given on Tuesday for a total number of 3,626,510 doses administered.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 14.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5.8 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.5 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,283 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.2%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.0%.

There are 523 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, bringing the total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak to 23,321.

Five more people have died from COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the state’s total to 3,095.

 

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