15 more Utahners have died of COVID-19, bringing the total to 300 since August 1st

There are 1,885 new cases, including 436 school-age children.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lindsay Brown prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through event organized by the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune offers free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter sent to your inbox every morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber.

Another 1,885 Utahners tested positive for COVID-19 last day, and 15 more have died from the coronavirus. There have been 300 coronavirus deaths in Utah as of August 1 – 11% of the total deaths since the pandemic began.

The first COVID-19 death in Utah was reported on March 22, 2020.

School-age children fell ill with almost one in four of all new cases, the Utah Department of Health said – a total of 436, according to UDOH. There were 172 cases in children aged 5 to 10 years; 115 cases in children aged 11 to 13 years; and 149 cases in children between the ages of 14 and 18.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests is 1,675 per day.

In the past four weeks, unvaccinated Utahners were 5.3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to a UDOH analysis. Unvaccinated people were 6.8 times more likely to be hospitalized and six times more likely to test positive for the coronavirus.

Another 5,198 Utahners were fully vaccinated the previous day, bringing the total to 1,639,144 – just over 50% of the total Utah population.

Vaccine doses administered on the last day / total doses administered • 9,427 / 3,366,292.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,639,144.

Cases reported on the previous day • 1,885.

Deaths reported on the last day • 15.

There have been four deaths in Salt Lake County – a man between the ages of 25 and 44, a woman between 45 and 64, a man between 65 and 84, and a woman over 85 years of age. Davis County also reported four deaths – a man and a woman aged 45 to 64, a woman aged 65 to 84, and a woman over 85.

Three Utah County residents died – a woman aged 45 to 64, a man aged 65 to 84, and a man over 85.

A Beaver County man from 45 to 64 died, as did a man from Uintah County from 65 to 84, a man from Washington County from 65 to 84, and a man from Weber County from 45 to 64.

Tests Reported Last Day • 13,693 people were tested for the first time. A total of 22,898 people were tested.

Hospital admissions last day • 582. That is 12 more than reported on Wednesday. Of the people currently hospitalized, 225 are in intensive care, one more than was reported on Wednesday.

Percentage of positive tests • According to the original state method, the rate is 13.8% over the last day. That’s slightly higher than the 7-day average of 13.5%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same person. The rate on Thursday was 8.2%, below the 7-day average of 10%.

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

Total numbers so far • 21,238 cases; 2,779 deaths; 21,238 hospital stays; 3,326,340 people tested.

According to the state Department of Health, Utah has seen 14,099 “breakthrough” cases of COVID-19 – people who contracted the virus two weeks or more after being fully vaccinated. That is 0.86% of the fully vaccinated people.

Of these, 752 had to be hospitalized – 0.046% of those who were fully vaccinated. And there were 83 deaths – 0.005% of those who were fully vaccinated.

Comments are closed.