Utah reports 1,804 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday; 13 more dead

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 1,804 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 13 new deaths since the day before.

The health department reported that school-age children are responsible for 394 of the newly announced cases.

  • 229 cases in children aged 5-10 years
  • 83 cases in children aged 11-13 years
  • 82 cases in children aged 14-17

As of Tuesday, 20,660 doses of the vaccine had been administered.

“Over the past 28 days, people who have not been vaccinated have a 15.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, a 9.8 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and a 4.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” the health department said in a press release. “As of February 1, 2021, people who have not been vaccinated have a 7.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, a 6.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 and 3.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”

The 7-day moving average for positive tests is 1480 per day. The 7-day moving average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 16.5%. The 7-day moving average for percent positivity from “tests over tests” is 10.6%.

The health department reported that 530 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

The case stats for the 13 newly announced deaths are as follows:

  1. Male, over 85, resident of Davis County, resident of a long-term care facility
  2. Female, aged 65 to 84, resident of Weber County, resident of a long-term care facility
  3. Male, aged 65 to 84, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Female, between 65 and 84, resident of Davis County, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Male, aged 65 to 84, resident of Salt Lake County, not hospitalized
  6. Female, aged 65 to 84, resident of Weber County, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Female, age 65 to 84, resident of Salt Lake County, resident of a long-term care facility
  8. Male, over 85, Cache County resident, not hospitalized
  9. Man, between 65 and 84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Man, aged 65 to 84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Man, aged 65 to 84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Male, aged 25 to 44, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  13. Male, aged 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death


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