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Utah sees 3,036 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths since Friday

People take advantage of free COVID-19 vaccinations at the Salt Lake County Health Department’s mobile health center at
Rancho Market in West Valley City on Friday, July 30, 2021. Utah health officials on Monday confirmed 3,036 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths since Friday.

People take advantage of free COVID-19 vaccinations at the Salt Lake County Health Department’s mobile health center at Rancho Market in West Valley City on Friday, July 30, 2021. Utah health officials on Monday confirmed 3,036 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths since Friday. ( Laura Seitz, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials on Monday confirmed 3,036 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths since Friday.

A breakdown of each day's cases:

  • Friday: 1,329
  • Saturday: 1,092
  • Sunday: 639

The state removed 24 previously reported cases from its tally after data analysis.

School-age children accounted for 608 of the new cases — 298 cases were among ages 5-10, 125 cases were 11-13, and 185 were 14-17, according to a daily update provided by the Utah Department of Health.

The rolling, seven-day average for positive tests is 1,247 per day, and the average for percent positivity of those tested is 15.5%.

Health care workers administered 12,731 additional vaccine doses since Friday's report, bringing total doses given in Utah to 3,618,152.

In the last 28 days, unvaccinated residents have faced 13.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 11.1 times greater risk of hospitalization, and six times greater risk of testing positive for the disease than vaccinated people, the state health department said.

Since Feb. 1, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.6 times greater risk of hospitalization, and 3.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, the data shows.

Of the cases reported Monday, 704 — or about 23.2% — were confirmed as "breakthrough" cases, meaning the patients had been fully vaccinated more than two weeks ago. The state also confirmed 36 new breakthrough hospitalizations and seven breakthrough deaths, according to the data.

State health officials and doctors have noted receiving the vaccine does not mean someone will not contract the coronavirus, but in most cases, it is protective against serious illness. The vaccine also does not cause a person to get COVID-19.

Since vaccines became available to the public early this year, the state has confirmed 23,664 breakthrough cases, 1,179 breakthrough hospitalizations and 165 breakthrough deaths.

On Friday, 517 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus across Utah, a decrease of 42 since the previous day.

The latest deaths include:

  • A Carbon County man, between the ages of 45 and 64, who was hospitalized when he died.
  • A Davis County woman, older than 85, hospitalized.
  • A Davis County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • Two Davis County men, older than 85, one of whom was a long-term care resident and one who was hospitalized.
  • An Iron County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Millard County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • Four Salt Lake County men, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Tooele County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • Two Utah County men, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, 25-64, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Weber County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • Two Weber County women, 45-64, hospitalized.

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