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Utah confirms 4,657 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths over Labor Day weekend

Utah National Guard Pfc. Jacob Osborne, with 19th Special Forces at Camp Williams in Bluffdale, applies a reagent to
a BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card at a COVID-19 testing site at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on July 6. Utah health officials reported 4,657 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, as well as additional 27 deaths.

Utah National Guard Pfc. Jacob Osborne, with 19th Special Forces at Camp Williams in Bluffdale, applies a reagent to a BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card at a COVID-19 testing site at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on July 6. Utah health officials reported 4,657 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, as well as additional 27 deaths. ( Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported 4,657 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, as well as 27 additional deaths.

A breakdown of each day's cases:

  • Friday: 1,871
  • Saturday: 1,187
  • Sunday: 922
  • Monday: 707

School-age children accounted for 1,151 of the recent cases — 493 cases were ages 5-10; 290 cases were 11-13; and 368 were 14-18, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,382 per day, while the percent positivity rate of those tested stands at 12.6%, following Tuesday's update.

There are 482 people currently hospitalized with the disease in Utah, which is 21 fewer than were hospitalized Friday. Referral intensive care units that can treat the most seriously ill patients are listed as 89% full and overall ICU usage is 86% full, while non-intensive care units across the state are 58% full.

Health care workers have also administered 15,438 additional vaccines since Friday's report, which brings the total vaccinations given in Utah up to 3,296,467. Over the last 28 days, unvaccinated residents face 4.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.9 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 5.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to the state health department.

People who are unvaccinated have been at 5.2 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people since Feb. 1.

Breakthrough cases in those fully vaccinated accounted for 11,906 cases in Utah, 645 hospitalizations and 64 deaths. Of fully vaccinated residents, about 0.8% have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those vaccinated cases, 0.04% have required hospitalization and 0.004% have died, state data shows.

The latest deaths include:

  • A Cache County woman between the ages of 25 and 44, who was hospitalized when she died.
  • A Davis County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • Two Davis County men, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Davis County man, older than 85, hospitalized.
  • A Davis County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • Two Utah County men, 25-44, one of whom was hospitalized and one who was not.
  • A Utah County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • Two Salt Lake County women, 65-84, one of whom was hospitalized and one who was a long-term care resident.
  • Two Salt Lake County men, 65-84, one of whom was not hospitalized and one who was a long-term care resident.
  • A Salt Lake County man, older than 85, not hospitalized.
  • Two Washington County men, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • Two Washington County men, 65-84, one of whom was hospitalized and one who was not.
  • A Washington County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County woman, older than 85, hospitalized.
  • A Box Elder County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Uintah County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Weber County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Sevier County woman, older than 85, hospitalized.
  • A Beaver County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Sanpete County man, 65-84, hospitalized.

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