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Utah confirms 1,153 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths Tuesday

Maika Parker, left, and son Graham Parker watch as their son and brother, Trey Parker, gets a bandage from Curtis
Evans, a Salt Lake County Health Department community health worker and temporary vaccinator, after getting vaccinated on Nov. 8. Utah health officials confirmed 1,153 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as well as 15 additional deaths.

Maika Parker, left, and son Graham Parker watch as their son and brother, Trey Parker, gets a bandage from Curtis Evans, a Salt Lake County Health Department community health worker and temporary vaccinator, after getting vaccinated on Nov. 8. Utah health officials confirmed 1,153 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as well as 15 additional deaths. ( Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials confirmed 1,153 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as well as 15 additional deaths.

The rolling, seven-day average for new cases is 1,523 and the positive rate of those tested is 16.6%, according to the Utah Department of Health report.

School-age children represented for 233 of the new cases — 141 were ages 5-10, 38 cases were 11-13, and 54 cases were 14-17.

Health care workers administered 16,198 vaccine doses since the previous day's report, bringing total doses given in Utah to 4,061,048, with 1.8 million people in Utah now fully vaccinated. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 69.5% of all Americans are fully vaccinated; whereas, in Utah, about 54% have received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the cases reported Tuesday, 667 were confirmed as breakthrough, meaning they had been fully vaccinated more than two weeks earlier. Six of the deaths were also fully vaccinated, the data shows. Now 39,439 cases and 242 deaths have been confirmed as breakthrough since the COVID-19 vaccines became available in Utah earlier this year.

Since the start of the pandemic, 587,911 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 3,457 people in Utah have died due to it, according to data from the state health department. Nationally, there have been 47.9 million confirmed cases and more than 773,000 deaths caused by the disease.

In the last 28 days, unvaccinated residents have faced 15.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.8 times greater risk of hospitalization, and 4.2 times greater risk of testing positive for the disease than vaccinated people, health officials said in the update.

Since Feb. 1, unvaccinated residents are at 7.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.6 times greater risk of hospitalization, and 3.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, the data shows.

On Tuesday, 536 patients were reported to be hospitalized in Utah with the coronavirus, 21 fewer than one week ago.

The latest deaths include:

  • A Utah County man older than age 85, who was a long-term care facility resident when he died.
  • A Salt Lake County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, 65-84, long-term care facility resident.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, 18-24, hospitalized.
  • An Iron County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County man, 65-84, long-term care facility resident.
  • Two Utah County men, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • Two Cache County women, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • Two Salt Lake County men, older than 85, hospitalized.
  • A Utah County man, older than 85, hospitalized.
  • A Rich County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, 65-84, hospitalized.

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