September 16 data: 15 new COVID-19 deaths in Utah, 1,885 positive cases

The Utah Department of Health reported an additional 15 Utahners lost their lives to COVID-19. This brings the new total death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,779.

Of the dead, nine were men and six were women. The youngest was a Salt Lake County man, aged 25 to 44.

Two deaths occurred before September 1.

Another day with over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases has been reported.

Of the 1,885 positive tests for Thursday, 436 were from school-age children.

The new 7-day average for positive cases is 1,675 per day.

An additional 9,427 vaccines have been administered since Wednesday.

UDOH WILL REPORT THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY

Positive:

  • We will report 489,236 positive cases today. That’s an increase of 1,885 new cases since yesterday.

School-age cases:

  • 436 of the new cases reported today are in school-age children. As of yesterday, we will be reporting 172 cases in children aged 5 to 10 years, 115 cases in children aged 11 to 13 years and 149 cases in children aged 14 to 17 years.

Vaccinations:

  • We will report 3,366,292 total doses administered today. This is an increase of 9,427 doses since yesterday.

Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated risk ratio:

  • In the past 28 days, unvaccinated people had a 5.3 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.8 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and 6 times higher Risk of testing positive for COVID-19 as a vaccinated person.
  • As of February 1, 2021, unvaccinated people have a 4.8 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.1 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and 4.4 – times the risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Laboratory tests:

  • We will report 3,326,340 people tested. That’s an increase of 13,693 people tested since yesterday.
  • We will report a total of 5,980,753 tests. That’s an increase of 22,898 tests since yesterday.

Tendencies:

  • The 7-day rolling average for positive tests is 1,675 per day.
  • The 7-day rolling average for the percent positivity of “people over people” is 13.5%. The 7-day rolling average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10%.

Hospital stays:

  • There are currently 582 people in hospital with COVID-19. The total number of hospital admissions since the outbreak began is 21,238.

Deaths:

We will report a total of 2,779 deaths, 15 new deaths since yesterday. Two of the deaths occurred before September 1, 2021.

  • Male, between 25 and 44, residents of Salt Lake County, not hospitalized at the time of death
  • Female, between 65 and 84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at death
  • Female, aged 45 to 64, resident of Utah County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Weber County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Davis County resident, hospitalized at death
  • Female, between 45 and 64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Beaver County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Davis County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Uintah County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Washington County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, Utah County residents, hospitalized at death
  • Female, aged 45 to 64, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at death

COVID-19 resources

  • Click here for more information from the Utah coronavirus website, including information on vaccinations.
  • For more information on where to get vaccinated in Utah, click here.
  • To learn more from CDC’s COVID-19 website, click here.
  • For COVID-19 data collected worldwide, click here.
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