COVID-19 in Utah: 3 day new-case count totals 3,329
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 3,329 new cases of COVID-19 in Utah on Monday, for a total of 459,875 since the pandemic began.
Monday’s new case counts include totals from August 27 (1,604, new cases), August 28 (1,129 new cases), and August 29 (601 new cases).
In addition, the agency reported 465 Utahns were hospitalization for COVID-19 on Monday. Another five Utahns died as the result of coronavirus.
COVID-19 in Utah and school-age children
Utah health officials said of the 3,329 new cases, 715 occurred among school-age children. Broken down, there were 298 new cases among children ages 5 – 10, 205 new cases among children ages 11 – 13, and 212 new cases among teens ages 14 – 18.
Vaccines and risk assessment
The latest UDOH numbers showed 20,683 more Utahns received the COVID-19 vaccine. To date, health officials in the state have administered 3,249,729 vaccine doses.
According to the health department, for the last 28 days, the risk of coming down with COVID-19 is 5.1 times greater for unvaccinated Utahns. For hospitalization, the risk to the unvaccinated is 6.2 times greater than that of vaccinated Utahns. And health officials report unvaccinated Utahns face a 4.9 times greater risk of death than vaccinated Utahns.
Rolling averages and trends for COVID-19 in Utah
According to UDOH, the rolling 7-day average for positive COVID-19 tests in Utah is 1,263 per day.
Health officials report an increase of 23,026 Utahns tested for COVID-19 since Friday and an increase of 36,480 tests performed.
That means the rolling 7-day average of people testing positive in Utah is 15.1%, and the rolling 7-day average of total positive test results is 10.8%.
How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus
COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:
- Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
- Don’t touch your face.
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
- Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet).
- If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities).
- Obtain a flu shot.
- Seek out the COVID-19 vaccine.
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707
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