Utah confirms 1,410 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths Wednesday

Nurse Jon Hight draws a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at the Salt Lake Public Health Center on Sept. 30. Utah health officials confirmed 1,410 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths on Wednesday.

Nurse Jon Hight draws a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at the Salt Lake Public Health Center on Sept. 30. Utah health officials confirmed 1,410 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths on Wednesday. ( Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials confirmed 1,410 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths on Wednesday.

School-age children account for 308 of the new day's cases — 148 cases were ages 5-10, 70 cases were 11-13, and 90 cases were 14-17, according to a daily update from the Utah Department of Health.

The rolling, seven-day average for positive tests is 1,223 per day, the average positive rate of those tested is 15.5%.

Health care workers administered 7,339 vaccine doses since Tuesday's report, bringing total doses given in Utah to 3,633,849.

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.

In the last 28 days, unvaccinated residents have faced 14.5 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.6 times greater risk of hospitalization, and 5.7 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Since Feb. 1, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.5 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to the disease, and 3.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, the data shows.

On Wednesday, 534 patients were hospitalized with the disease in Utah, an increase of 11 since the previous day.

The latest deaths include:

  • Two Box Elder County men, 65-84, both hospitalized.
  • A Davis County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Davis County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Davis County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Garfield County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, older than 85, hospitalized.

Correction:A previous version reported incorrect breakthrough case numbers.

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