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Utah confirms 3,972 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths since Friday

Frankie Coelho, a Nomi Health EMT, tests Angela Hiskey for COVID-19 outside of the Mount Olympus Senior Center in Millcreek on Sept. 7. Utah health officials on Monday confirmed 3,972 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths since Friday.

Frankie Coelho, a Nomi Health EMT, tests Angela Hiskey for COVID-19 outside of the Mount Olympus Senior Center in Millcreek on Sept. 7. Utah health officials on Monday confirmed 3,972 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths since Friday. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials on Monday confirmed 3,972 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths since Friday.

The rolling, seven-day average for new cases is now 1,650 per day, and the positive rate of those tested stands at 17.8%, according to a daily update from the Utah Department of Health.

The health department removed 67 previously-reported cases from the state's total.

School-age children account for 880 of the new cases — 497 were ages 5-10, 202 were 11-13, and 181 were 14-17.

Health care workers administered 33,397 additional vaccine doses, including boosters, since Friday's report, bringing total doses given in Utah to 3,836,532.

In the last 28 days, unvaccinated residents have seen a 15.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.8 times greater risk of hospitalization, and 4.9 times greater risk of testing positive for the disease than vaccinated residents, the health department said.

Since Feb. 1, the unvaccinated in Utah have faced 8.4 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized, and 3.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to the data.

On Monday, 566 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus across Utah.

Breakthrough cases, meaning those who tested positive for the COVID-19 more than two weeks after being fully vaccinated, now total 32,313 since vaccines became available. The state has also confirmed 1,503 hospitalizations in breakthrough cases, as well as 212 deaths.

Now 3,300 Utah residents have died due to the disease.

The latest deaths include:

  • A Davis County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized when he died.
  • A San Juan County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Sevier County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Tooele County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Uintah County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Utah County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Utah County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • Two Utah County men, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Utah County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, older than 85, hospitalized.
  • Two Weber County men, 45-64, hospitalized.

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