Utah reports 1,253 daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday; 8 new deaths

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  Utah reports 1,253 daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday;  8 new deaths

Among the new cases, school-aged children accounted for 282 of them, including 117 cases in children ages 5-10, 87 cases in children ages 11-13, and 78 cases in children ages 14-18.

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

“In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 13.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 11.3 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 9.0 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.6 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.”

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  • The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,311 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%.

With 8 additional deaths reported Thursday, Utah’s death toll stands at 3,050:

Male, between 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of deathFemale, between 25-44, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of deathMale, between 65-84, Tooele County resident, hospitalized at time of deathMale, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of deathMale, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility residentMale, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of deathMale, between 65-84, Uintah County resident, not hospitalizedMale, between 25-44, Cache County resident, hospitalized at time of death