Utah confirms 2,415 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths 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. The Utah Department of Health reported 2,415 new cases on Friday and 17 deaths since Wednesday.

Frankie Coelho, a Nomi Health EMT, tests Angela Hiskey for COVID-19 outside of the Mount Olympus Senior Center in Millcreek on Sept. 7. The Utah Department of Health reported 2,415 new cases on Friday and 17 deaths since Wednesday. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 2,415 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and 17 deaths since Wednesday.

Friday's case counts included Thursday's numbers, which Utah health officials reported as 908 cases. Forty-nine cases were removed from Friday's total case count through the Utah Health Department's data quality analysis, health officials said.

School-aged children accounted for 548 cases of the 2,415 new cases reported. Of those cases — 306 cases are in children ages 5-10, 127 in children ages 11-13 and 115 cases in children 14-17.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.2 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.3 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.2 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to the Utah Department of Health.

On Friday, 505 patients were reported to be hospitalized in Utah with the novel coronavirus, 31 fewer than Wednesday.

Since Feb. 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 7.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.1 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to the data.

The department reported an additional 19,800 vaccines administered since Wednesday.

An increase of 34,892 total tests was reported with 16,535 people tested since Wednesday. Currently, the rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,318 per day with the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" at 16.2%.

The latest coronavirus deaths since Wednesday include:

  • A Carbon County woman, between the ages 45 to 64, who was not hospitalized when she died.
  • A Davis County woman, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • An Iron County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • An Iron County woman, 25-44, hospitalized.
  • A Rich County woman, 65-84, a long-term care facility resident.
  • A Salt Lake County man, 25-44, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Utah County woman, older than 85, hospitalized.
  • A Utah County man, older than 85, hospitalized.
  • Two Utah County men, 65-84, both hospitalized.
  • A Utah County man, 45-64, not hospitalized.
  • A Utah County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • Two Utah County men, 25-44, neither hospitalized.
  • A Washington County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County woman, older than 85, hospitalized.

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