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Utah reports 4,661 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday; 7 deaths

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Jan 04, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah reported 4,661 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday as the omicron surge takes hold among residents. The case amounts fall just short of the state's daily case record of 4,706 set on Dec. 30, 2020.

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The Utah Department of Health also announced an additional seven deaths related to COVID-19.

According to officials, 479 in Utah are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is now at 3,754 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 21%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 14.2%.

Among the new cases, school-aged children accounted for 651 of them, including 249 cases in children ages 5-10, 126 cases in children ages 11-13, and 276 cases in children ages 14-18.

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"In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 20.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.8 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people," UDOH reports. "Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 7.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.3 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people."

With seven additional deaths reported Tuesday, Utah's death toll stands at 3,811:

  • Male, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Carbon County resident, unknown hospitalization status