September 17 data: Utah reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths and 529 hospital admissions
SALZSEE-CITY (KUTV) –
The Utah Department of Health reported that another eight Utahners were killed by COVID-19, with over 1,749 positive tests received as of Thursday.
Of the eight deaths, a younger woman between the ages of 15 and 24 was from Wasatch County. She was not hospitalized at the time of her death.
Over 1,749 new positive cases were reported, of which 433 were in school-age children.
Almost 200 children between the ages of five and ten make up the new positive list.
The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased since Thursday. 592 people are currently battling the virus in Utah hospitals.
95.2% of the intensive care beds in Utah are currently occupied by both COVID-19 cases and non-COVID patients.
On Friday morning, Intermountain Healthcare officials announced that their intensive care units have “consistently” exceeded 100% capacity due to the surge in virus in the state.
UDOH WILL REPORT THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY
- We will report 490,985 positive cases today. That’s an increase of 1,749 new cases since yesterday.
- 433 of the new cases reported today are in school-age children. As of yesterday, we will be reporting 198 cases in children aged 5 to 10 years, 81 cases in children aged 11 to 13 years and 154 cases in children aged 14 to 17 years.
- We will report 3,372,714 total doses administered today. That is an increase of 6,422 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, a 6.8 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and a 6.2- times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
- As of February 1, 2021, unvaccinated people are 4.7 times more likely to die from COVID-19, 5 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19, and 4.4 times more higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
- We will report 3,338,373 people tested. This is an increase of 12,033 people tested since yesterday.
- We will report a total of 6,001,390 tests. That’s an increase of 20,637 tests since yesterday.
- The 7-day rolling average for positive tests is 1,574 per day.
- The 7-day rolling average for the percent positivity of “people over people” is 13.7%. The 7-day rolling average for percent positivity for “tests over tests” is 10.1%.
- There are currently 592 people in hospital with COVID-19. The total number of hospital admissions since the outbreak began is 21,308.
We will report a total of 2,787 deaths, that’s 8 new deaths since yesterday. One of the deaths occurred before September 1, 2021.
- Male, between 25 and 44, residents of Washington County, hospitalized at the time of death
- Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Box Elder County, hospitalized at the time of death
- Female, aged 65 to 84, resident of Iron County, hospitalized at death
- Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Washington County, hospitalized at death
- Female, aged 15 to 24, residents of Wasatch County, not hospitalized at death
- Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Utah County, hospitalized at the time of death
- Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Uintah County, hospitalized at the time of death
- Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
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