Utah confirms 1,885 new COVID cases, 15 deaths on Thursday

The vehicles will be parked in front of a COVID-19 test site at Mount Olympus Senior Center in Millcreek on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. People wait about two hours to be tested. (Kristin Murphy, Desert News)

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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah health officials reported 1,885 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths on Thursday.

Of the new cases, 436 were school-age children, according to a daily update from the Utah Department of Health.

The 7-day rolling average for new cases is now 1,675 per day, and the average percent positivity rate for those people tested is 13.5%.

Healthcare workers have administered 9,427 vaccines since Wednesday’s report, bringing the total vaccinations in Utah to 3,366,292 doses.

In the past 28 days, unvaccinated residents had a 5.3 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.8 times higher risk of being hospitalized for the coronavirus, and 6 times higher risk of To be tested positive as vaccinated individuals, state health officials said in a statement.

As of February 1, unvaccinated residents have a 4.8 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.1 times higher risk of being hospitalized for the disease, and 4.4 times higher Risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since vaccines became available earlier this year, the state has confirmed 14,099 breakthrough cases, 752 breakthrough hospital admissions, and 83 breakthrough deaths. Cases are considered a breakthrough if they are fully vaccinated for the coronavirus more than two weeks before testing positive.

582 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized in Utah on Thursday, 12 more than the previous day. The state now has one of the highest daily hospitalizations with coronavirus patients. The referral intensive care units, which can treat critically ill patients, were 97% occupied with coronavirus patients and others; the total use of the intensive care unit was 95.8%; and non-intensive units across the state were 63.6% full.

Two deaths reported on Thursday occurred before September. The most recent deaths:

  • Salt Lake County man, 25-44, not hospitalized.
  • A Davis County woman, 65-84, was hospitalized.
  • A 45-64 year old Utah County woman was hospitalized.
  • A man from Weber County, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Utah County man, older than 85, was not hospitalized.
  • A Davis County woman over 85 was hospitalized.
  • A Davis County woman, 45-64, was hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County man, 65-84, was hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, age 85, resident in a long-term care facility.
  • A man from Beaver County, 45-64, admitted to the hospital.
  • Davis County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A man from Uintah County, 65-84, was hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, 65-84, was hospitalized.
  • A Utah County man, 65-84, was hospitalized.
  • A 45-64 year old woman from Salt Lake County was hospitalized.

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