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Friday's COVID-19 report counts 1,493 new cases in Utah

Utah reports 17 new COVID-19 deaths today and 1,493 total cases. 559 are hospitalized in Utah with COVID-19. The rolling seven-day average of cases per day has increased to 1,288, and the unvaccinated continue to be at higher risk for contracting and being hospitalized with COVID-19.

School aged kids account for 287 of the new cases with the majority of those being between the ages of five and 10.

The Utah Department of Health reports that in the last month, unvaccinated people are 12.6 times more likely to die from COVID, 11.6 times more likely to be hospitalized and 6.2 times more likely to test positive. The total death toll in Utah is over 3,000.

Emma Feuz is a senior at Utah State University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in sociology and political science. She grew up in Evanston, Wyoming where, just like Utah State, the sagebrush also grows. Emma found her love of writing at an early age and slowly discovered her interest in all things audio and visual throughout her years in school. She is excited to put those passions to use at UPR. When school isn't taking up her time, Emma loves longboarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and cleaning the sink at Angies.