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Friday brings Utah 1,764 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

Zachary Krush, with the Salt Lake County Health Department, prepares a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at South Main Public Health Center in Salt Lake City on Nov. 3. Utah health officials reported 1,764 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as well as 17 additional deaths.

Zachary Krush, with the Salt Lake County Health Department, prepares a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at South Main Public Health Center in Salt Lake City on Nov. 3. Utah health officials reported 1,764 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as well as 17 additional deaths. (Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported 1,764 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as well as 17 additional deaths. Six of the deaths reported Friday occurred prior to Nov. 1, health officials said.

The rolling, seven-day average for new cases is 1,632 per day, and the average positive rate of those tested is 16.6%, according to a daily update from the Utah Department of Health.

School-age children accounted for 428 of the new cases — 244 were ages 5-10, 86 were 11-13, and 98 were 14-17.

Health care workers administered 16,465 additional vaccine doses since Thursday's report, bringing total doses given in Utah to 4,008,411. Those numbers now include booster shots.

Of the cases reported Friday, 560 were "breakthrough," meaning they had been fully vaccinated more than two weeks earlier. Four of the deaths newly confirmed were also vaccinated patients. To date, the state has confirmed 37,696 breakthrough cases and 233 breakthrough deaths.

In the last 28 days, unvaccinated residents have faced 16.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.7 times greater risk of hospitalization, and 4.3 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, health officials said Friday.

Since Feb. 1, people who are unvaccinated are at 7.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.6 times greater risk of hospitalization, and 3.2 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to the data.

The latest deaths include:

  • Two Salt Lake County women between the ages of 45 and 64, who were both hospitalized when they died.
  • Four Utah County men, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Cache County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • Two Salt Lake County men, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • An Emery County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Tooele County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • Two Utah County men, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Morgan County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, older than 85, long-term care facility resident.
  • A Weber County man, 45-64, not hospitalized.

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