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Utah reports 1,488 new COVID cases Wednesday; 12 more deaths

COVID-19 hospitalizations
Posted at 1:31 PM, Aug 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 15:31:20-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health today reported 1,488 new COVID cases and 12 more deaths since yesterday.

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Additionally, the health department deported 11,271 more vaccine doses had been administered since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,004 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 13.6%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 9.7%.

There are 398 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

There were 12 additional deaths reported:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, between 25-44, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Male, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Female, older than 85, Box Elder County resident, not hospitalized
  7. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  9. Female, older than 85, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Male, between 65-84, Emery County resident, unknown if hospitalized