UTAH, Aug. 17, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday reported 963 newly documented cases of COVID-19; and due to technical problems, any deaths that should have been in today’s report will be listed in Wednesday’s totals.
“Due to a complication with the fatality data file transfer, new deaths from today will be reported tomorrow,” UDoH’s statement says.
Cases now number a cumulative 447,771. Documented coronavirus deaths as of yesterday stood at 2,537.
UDoH reports 3,145,877 vaccines administered, which is 7,964 more than Monday.
In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated were at 5.0 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.5 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5.0 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 6.0 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
People tested for COVID-19 number 3,026,931, an increase of 7,151 people tested since Monday.
Tests given total 5,496,043, an increase of 13,055 tests since Monday.
The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 950 per day.
The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 13.5%. The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 9.6%.
There are 382 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 19,429.
The chart below shows COVID-19 numbers broken down by area of the state.