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September 17 data: Utah reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 529 hospitalizations

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The Utah Department of Health reported that an additional eight Utahs have been killed by COVID-19 with over 1,749 positive tests coming in since Thursday. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Utah Department of Health reported that an additional eight Utahns have been killed by COVID-19 with over 1,749 positive tests coming in since Thursday.

Of the eight deaths, one was a younger female between the age of 15 and 24-years-old from Wasatch County. She was not hospitalized at the time of her death.

Over 1,749 new positive cases have been reported with 433 of those in school-aged children.

Almost 200 kids between the ages of five and 10-years-old account for the new list of positives.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has risen since Thursday. 592 people are currently battling the virus inside Utah hospitals.

95.2% of Utah ICU beds are currently occupied by both COVID-19 cases and non-COVID patients.

Friday morning, officials with Intermountain Healthcare announced their ICUs have been "regularly exceeding" 100% capacity due to the virus surge in the state.

UDOH REPORTED THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY

Positives:

  • We will report 490,985 positive cases today. This is an increase of 1,749 new cases since yesterday.

School-age cases:

  • School-aged children account for 433 of today's newly announced cases. We will report 198 cases in children ages 5-10, 81 cases in children ages 11-13, and 154 cases in children ages 14-17 since yesterday.

Vaccines:

  • We will report 3,372,714 total doses administered today. This is an increase of 6,422 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 6.2 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
  • Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 4.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5 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 3,338,373 people tested. This is an increase of 12,033 people tested since yesterday.
  • We will report 6,001,390 total tests. This is an increase of 20,637 tests since yesterday.

Trends:

  • The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,574 per day.
  • The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 13.7%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 10.1%.

Hospitalizations:

  • There are 592 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 21,308.

Deaths:

We will report 2,787 total deaths, which is 8 new deaths since yesterday. One of the deaths occurred prior to 9/1/2021.

  • Male, between 25-44, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 15-24, Wasatch County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident

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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