11 other Utahners are dying of COVID-19, and six of them were under 65 years of age

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Masked students working in Elizabeth Kunz’s second grade at Neil Armstrong Academy in West Valley City on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

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Eleven other Utah residents died of COVID-19 last day, the Utah Department of Health said on Wednesday. Four of the deceased were between 25 and 44 years old, two between 45 and 64 years old.

UDOH reported 1,715 new cases on Friday, bringing the total number of cases registered nationwide since the pandemic began to 510,209.

Intensive care units in hospitals in Utah have 91.2% capacity and 45% of patients in intensive care beds are hospitalized with COVID-19.

School-age children accounted for 21% of new coronavirus cases, UDOH announced – 362 total. There were 172 cases in children ages 5 to 10; 94 cases in children aged 11 to 13 years; and 96 cases in children between the ages of 14 and 18.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests is 1,360 per day.

In the past four weeks, unvaccinated Utahners were 5.9 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to a UDOH analysis. The unvaccinated were also 7.3 times more likely to be hospitalized and 6.5 times more likely to test positive for the coronavirus.

Another 2,044 Utahners were fully vaccinated last day, bringing the total to 1,685,709 – 51.5% of the total Utah population.

Vaccine doses given / total doses given on the last day • 6,924 / 3,478,625.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,685,709.

Cases reported on the previous day • 1,715.

Deaths reported on the last day • 11.

Three Salt Lake County residents died: a man and a woman between the ages of 25 and 44 and a man between the ages of 45 and 64. Utah County also reported three deaths: a woman 25-44, a man 65-84, and a man over 85.

Other deaths included a man from Davis County 45-64, a woman from Iron County 65-84, a woman from Millard County over 85, a man from Uintah County 25-44, and a man from Weber County 65-84.

Tests Reported Last Day • 10,525 people were tested for the first time. A total of 19,152 people were tested.

Hospital stays on the previous day • 580. That is 14 more than reported on Thursday. Of the people currently admitted to the hospital, 214 are in intensive care – three more than reported on Thursday.

Percentage of positive tests • According to the original state method, the rate on the last day was 16.3%. That’s more than the 7-day average of 14.3%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same person. The rate reported on Tuesday was 9% – lower than the 7-day average of 9.8%.

[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]

Total numbers so far • 510,209 cases; 2,943 deaths; 22,222 hospital admissions; 3,453,791 people tested.

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