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Utah reports 1,104 new COVID-19 cases Thursday; 9 new deaths

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Dec 16, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah reported 1,104 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, along with nine additional deaths.

READ: Child among 15 reported COVID-19 deaths in Utah

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is now at 1,051 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 13.5%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 9.2%.

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

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is now at 1,332 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 15.3%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 10%.

READ: Salt Lake City Council extends K-12 mask mandate

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

School-aged children account for 163 of Thursday's newly announced cases.

  • 73 cases in children ages 5-10
  • 41 cases in children ages 11-13
  • 49 cases in children ages 14-17

"In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 14.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.5 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.7 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people," UDOH reports. "Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 6.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people."

With nine additional deaths reported Thursday, Utah's death toll stands at 3,632:

  • Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, unknown hospitalization or LTCF status