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Utah COVID cases jump by 1,243 Thursday; 3 new deaths

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 15:10:25-04

SALT LAKE CITY — New COVID cases in Utah rose by 1,243 Thursday as the Utah Department of Health also reported three new deaths.

READ: LDS Church asks members to get vaccinated, wear masks

One bright spot in Thursday's data is that 10,622 vaccines were administered in one day.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 843 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 13.5%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 9.7%.

The health department reported there are 388 people in Utah currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

READ: The main reasons Utahns aren't getting vaccinated

With three additional deaths Thursday, Utah's death toll stands at 2,521:

  • Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death