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Nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday: 12 additional deaths

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Posted at 1:07 PM, Oct 06, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The number of single-day COVID-19 cases in Utah nearly hit 2,000 Wednesday as the state also reported 12 additional deaths.

In all, 1,975 new cases were added since Tuesday.

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Among the new cases, school-aged children accounted for 434 of them, including 187 cases in children ages 5-10, 106 cases in children ages 11-13, and 141 cases in children ages 14-18.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests has increased to 1,422 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 15.4%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 10.1%.

575 people in Utah are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

"In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 6.4 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6.3 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people," UDOH reports. "Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 4 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 4.8 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people."

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With 12 additional deaths reported Wednesday, Utah's death toll stands at 2,974:

  • Male, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Iron County, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 25-44, Duchesne County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Tooele County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 645-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Weber County resident, unknown if hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, unknown if hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, unknown if hospitalized at time of death