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As COVID-19 cases surge in Utah, Intermountain Healthcare to provide update

Posted at 7:47 AM, Sep 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 09:47:28-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Healthcare, Utah’s largest hospital system, will be providing an update on the fight against COVID-19.

That update will be at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, and will be streamed live on the FOX 13 Facebook page.

READ: Utah reports 1,786 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday; 15 new deaths

Utah has seen a recent rise in Covid related deaths, and it seems that younger people are becoming a larger part of the trends.

The Utah Department of Health announced that 15 more Utahns have died of Covid-19 in the past day, and one of them was a female between the ages of 15 and 24.

School-age children accounted for 23% of new coronavirus cases the state health department announced — a total of 405.

There were 176 cases in children aged five to ten, 105 cases in children eleven to 13, and 124 cases in children 14 to 18.

READ: Find the COVID-19 cases at your child's school

Since Tuesday, there have been just over 1,700 new Covid cases in Utah.

Intensive care units in Utah hospitals are at 94.8 % capacity, and 36 % of those in ICU beds are hospitalized with COVID-19, according to Intermountain Healthcare.

Vaccinated Utahns are 5.5 times less likely to die from Covid.