Vehicles line up outside the COVID-19 testing site at Mount Olympus Senior Center in Millcreek on Tuesday, September 7, 2022. People wait about two hours to get tested. (Kristen Murphy, Desert News)
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah health officials reported 1,885 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths Thursday.
Of the new cases, 436 were school-aged children, according to a daily update provided by the Ministry of Health Utah Department of Health.
The seven-day rolling average of new cases is now 1,675 per day, and the average positivity rate of 13% for those tested is 13.5%.
Health care workers have administered 9,427 vaccines since Wednesday’s report, bringing the total immunizations provided in Utah to 3,366,292 doses.
State health officials said unvaccinated residents had a 5.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19 in the last 28 days, a 6.8 times greater risk of hospitalization for the coronavirus and a 6 times greater risk of a positive test than vaccinated people. statment.
The data showed that since February 1, unvaccinated residents had a 4.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, a 5.1 times greater risk of hospitalization with illness, and 4.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 compared to vaccinated people.
Since vaccines became available early this year, the state has confirmed 14,099 breakthrough cases, 752 hospitalizations, and 83 sudden deaths. Cases are counted as a breakthrough if they were fully vaccinated more than two weeks before they tested positive for the coronavirus.
On Thursday, 582 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, an increase of 12 from the day before. The state is now seeing among the highest daily counts of hospitalized coronavirus patients. Converted intensive care units that can treat the 97% most severe patients were full with coronavirus patients and others; Total ICU utilization was 95.8%; Non-condensing units across the state filled 63.6%.
There were two deaths reported on the Thursday before September. Most recent deaths:
- A Salt Lake County man, 25-44, was not hospitalized.
- A Davis County woman, 65-84, is hospitalized.
- A Utah County woman, 45-64, is hospitalized.
- A Weber County man, 45-64, is hospitalized.
- A Utah County man, older than 85, was not hospitalized.
- A Davis County woman, older than 85, is hospitalized.
- A Davis County woman, 45-64, is hospitalized.
- A Salt Lake County man, 65-84, is hospitalized.
- A Salt Lake County woman, over 85, residing in a long-term care facility.
- A Beaver County man, 45-64, is hospitalized.
- A Davis County man, 45-64, is hospitalized.
- A Uinta County man, 65-84, was taken to the hospital.
- A Washington County man, 65-84, is hospitalized.
- A Utah County man, 65-84, is hospitalized.
- A Salt Lake County woman, 45-64, is hospitalized.