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September 16 data: 15 new Utah COVID-19 deaths, 1,885 positive cases

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The Utah Department of Health reported an additional 15 Utahns have lost their lives to COVID-19. This brings the new total deaths to 2,779 since the start of the pandemic. (Image: Getty Images)

The Utah Department of Health reported an additional 15 Utahns have lost their lives to COVID-19. This brings the new total deaths to 2,779 since the start of the pandemic.

Of the deaths, nine were men and six were women. The youngest was a Salt Lake County man between the age of 25 and 44-years-old.

Two deaths occurred prior to Sept. 1.

Another day with over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases was reported.

Of the 1,885 positive tests for Thursday, 436 of them came from school-aged children.

The new 7-day average for positive cases is 1,675 per day.

An additional 9,427 vaccines were administered since Wednesday.

UDOH REPORTED THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY

Positives:

  • We will report 489,236 positive cases today. This is an increase of 1,885 new cases since yesterday.

School-age cases:

  • School-aged children account for 436 of today's newly announced cases. We will report 172 cases in children ages 5-10, 115 cases in children ages 11-13, and 149 cases in children ages 14-17 since yesterday.

Vaccines:

  • We will report 3,366,292 total doses administered today. This is an increase of 9,427 doses since yesterday.

Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Risk Ratio:

  • In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 5.3 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.8 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 6 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
  • Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 4.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 4.4 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Lab Tests:

  • We will report 3,326,340 people tested. This is an increase of 13,693 people tested since yesterday.
  • We will report 5,980,753 total tests. This is an increase of 22,898 tests since yesterday.

Trends:

  • The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,675 per day.
  • The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 13.5%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 10%.

Hospitalizations:

  • There are 582 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 21,238.

Deaths:

We will report 2,779 total deaths, which is 15 new deaths since yesterday. Two of the deaths occurred prior to 9/1/2021.

  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 45-64, Beaver County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death

COVID-19 Resources

  • For more from Utah's coronavirus website, including vaccination information, click here.
  • For more information about where to get vaccinated in Utah, click here.
  • For more from CDC's COVID-19 website, click here.
  • For COVID-19 data gathered from around the world, click here.
  • For more coronavirus-related news stories, click here.
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