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Utah reports 1,619 new COVID-19 cases Friday; 10 new deaths

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Oct 22, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 1,619 new cases of COVID-19 Friday and 10 additional deaths.

The health department reported school-aged children account for 329 of today's newly announced cases. 

  • 177 cases in children ages 5-10
  • 78 cases in children ages 11-13
  • 74 cases in children ages 14-17

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,397 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 15.9%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 10.4%.

There are 530 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

10 additional deaths were reported Friday:

  1. Female, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, long-term care facility resident
  2. Male, between 65-84, Iron County resident, long-term care facility resident
  3. Female, between 45-64, Carbon County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  5. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  6. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  7. Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Male, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident