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Utah wave is underway with 12,990 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

Utah wave is underway with 12,990 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s ongoing ommicron surge continued on Thursday as the state reported 12,990 new COVID-19 cases, marking the second consecutive day Utah passed 10,000 daily cases.

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The state also reported seven additional deaths. There are currently 638 people hospitalized in Utah with COVID-19.

The 7-day moving average for positive tests is now at 9,564 per day. The 7-day moving average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 36.5%. and the 7-day moving average for percent positivity from “tests over tests” is 25.2%.

Of the new cases, 3,002 were from school-age children, including 797 cases in children ages 5-10, 659 cases in children ages 11-13, and 1,551 cases in children ages 14-18.

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“Over the past 28 days, people who have not been vaccinated have a 15.2 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, a 6.7 times greater risk of being hospitalized because of COVID-19, and a 2.3 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people,” UDOH reports. “As of February 1, 2021, people who have not been vaccinated have a 6.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, a 5.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and a 1.9 times greater risk of death from COVID-19. greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.”

With seven additional deaths reported Thursday, Utah’s death toll stands at 3,943:

  • Male, aged 25 to 44, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, aged 45 to 64, resident of Davis County, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, aged 25 to 44, resident of Davis County, resident of a long-term care facility
  • Female, aged 65 to 84, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, over 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, Wasatch County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, aged 25 to 44, resident of Washington County, hospitalized at time of death