Utah adds over 14.7k new COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths over holiday weekend surge

Coronavirus Updates

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Utah Department of Health is reporting 14,754 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, January 3, and 17 new deaths since Thursday.

The recent numbers follow the highest single-day report of new infections reported by UDOH over New Year’s Eve weekend.

Here is a breakdown of the new cases:

  • 12/30: 4,659 cases
  • 12/31: 3,799 cases
  • 1/1: 3,267 cases
  • 1/2: 3,123 cases

Cases

With 14,754 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 651,746.

Of today’s new cases, 1,764 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 640 cases in children ages 5-10, 387 cases in children ages 11-13, and 737 cases in children ages 14-17.

Vaccines

A total of 4,564,620 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 23,327 doses since Thursday.

Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated risk ratio

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 17.5 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 9.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.9 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 7.0 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.3 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Lab tests

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,298,360 people have been tested. This is an increase of 52,431 since Thursday.

UDOH reports a total of 7,888,952 total tests, an increase of 97,490 since yesterday.

Trends

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 3,346 per day. 

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 18.6%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 12.5%. 

Hospitalizations

There are 466 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 27,723.

Deaths

There are 17 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,804 total deaths.

  1. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, between 65-84, San Juan County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Male, between 45-64, Juab County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Male, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Female, between 45-64, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  13. Male, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  14. Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, unknown hospitalization or LTCF status 
  15. Male, between 65-84, Kane County resident, unknown hospitalization or LTCF status 
  16. Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, unknown hospitalization or LTCF status 
  17. Male, between 45-64, Davis County resident, unknown hospitalization or LTCF status 

Today vs. Thursday

TodayYesterday
Total Utahns testing positive651,746636,992
Total people tested4,298,3604,245,929
COVID-19 related deaths in Utah3,8043,787
Vaccines administered4,564,6204,541,293
Utahns currently hospitalized with COVID-19466436
Total hospitalizations27,72327,512

Utah COVID-19 Transmission Index as of Dec. 30

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