SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Utah Department of Health is reporting 4,607 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, December 27, and 16 new deaths since Thursday.

Here is a breakdown of the new cases:

  • 12/23: 1,479 cases
  • 12/24: 1,316 cases
  • 12/25: 1,221 cases
  • 12/26: 629 cases

Cases

With 4,607 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 628,310.

Of today’s new cases, 544 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 214 cases in children ages 5-10, 123 cases in children ages 11-13, and 207 cases in children ages 14-17.

Vaccines

A total of 4,504,855 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 21,061 doses since Thursday.

Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated risk ratio

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 18.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.1 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 6.9 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Lab tests

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,207,639 people have been tested. This is an increase of 33,425.

UDOH reports a total of 7,719,595 total tests, an increase of 64,194 since Thursday.

Trends

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,158 per day. 

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 10.9%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 7.5%. 

Hospitalizations

There are 430 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 27,305.

Deaths

There are 16 new virus-related deaths reported. UDOH is reporting 3,770 total deaths.

  1. Female, older than 85, Iron County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  3. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, between 65-84, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Male, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Female, between 25-44, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, between 45-64, Sevier County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  13. Male, between 25-44, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  14. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  15. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  16. Female, older than 85, unknown county resident, hospitalized at time of death

Today vs. Thursday

TodayYesterday
Total Utahns testing positive628,310623,703
Total people tested4,207,6394,174,214
COVID-19 related deaths in Utah3,7703,754
Vaccines administered4,504,8554,483,794
Utahns currently hospitalized with COVID-19430458
Total hospitalizations27,30527,185

Utah COVID-19 Transmission Index as of Dec. 27