Utah confirms 1,874 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths on Friday

Davis County community health nurse Charmina Nandkeshwar carries booster doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington on Oct. 25.The Utah Department of Health reported 1,874 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths on Friday,

Davis County community health nurse Charmina Nandkeshwar carries booster doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington on Oct. 25.The Utah Department of Health reported 1,874 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths on Friday, (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 1,874 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths on Friday, while 573 people are currently hospitalized with the disease, with 209 of those people in an intensive care unit.

School-age children account for 407 of the day's new cases. Utah health officials reported 212 cases in children between ages 5 and 10, 98 cases in children between 11 and 13, and 97 cases in children between 14 and 17.

The rolling, seven-day average for positive tests is 1,540 per day. The average positive rate of those tested is 17.8%.

Health care workers administered 8,400 vaccine doses since Tuesday's report, bringing total doses given in Utah to 3,803,135. The Utah Department of Health reports that 59.5% of eligible Utahns are fully vaccinated and 66.4% of eligible Utahns have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

During the last 28 days, the data from Utah has shown that individuals who have not been vaccinated have faced 15.8 times more risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.9 times more risk of hospitalization, and 4.8 times more risk of testing positive for COVID-19.

Over the larger time period, since Feb. 1, health officials reported unvaccinated individuals have been 8.4 times more likely to die from COVID-19, 7.1 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 3.5 times more likely to test positive.

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, 24,457 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19, according to Utah Department of Health data, and 3,286 Utahns have died.

The 10 deaths reported Friday include:

  • A Box Elder County man between the ages of 65 and 84, who was hospitalized when he died.
  • A Box Elder County woman, over 85, hospitalized.
  • A Carbon County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Duchesne County man, over 85, not hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, over 85, not hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Weber County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Weber County woman, over 85, long-term care facility.
  • A Weber County man, 45-64, hospitalized.

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