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.