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Utah reports 1,423 new COVID cases Wednesday; 16 new deaths

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Dec 08, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health on Wednesday announced 1,423 new confirmed COVID cases and 16 new deaths since the day before.

The health department reported that school-aged children accounted for 240 of the newly announced cases.

  • 126 cases in children ages 5-10
  • 46 cases in children ages 11-13
  • 68 cases in children ages 14-17

Additionally, 19,764 doses of vaccine had been administered since the previous day.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,416 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 15.7%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 10.4%.

The health department reported, there were 521 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

The case statistics for the 16 newly announced deaths are as follows:

  1. Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Male, between 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Female, between 15-24, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death  ***not a minor
  5. Male, between 45-64, Carbon County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Male, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  9. Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Male, between 25-44, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  13. Female, between 65-84, Duchesne County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  14. Male, between 65-84, Duchesne County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  15. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  16. Male, between 65-84, Cache County resident, hospitalized at time of death