Utah COVID-19 numbers for Oct. 6, 2021: 2K more Utahns test positive
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 1,975 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The addition of nearly 2,000 more cases brings the total number of Utahns infected with the virus to 516,748.
In addition, the agency reported 575 Utahns required hospitalization for COVID-19 on Wednesday and that another 12 Utahns have died as the result of coronavirus.
COVID-19 and school-age children
Utah health officials said of the 1,975 new cases, 434 occurred among school-age children. Broken down, there were 187 new cases among children ages 5 – 10, 106 new cases among children ages 11 – 13, and 141 new cases among teens ages 14 – 17.
Vaccines and risk assessment
More than 10,000 additional Utahns (10,124) received the COVID-19 vaccine in the latest UDOH numbers. To date, health officials in the state have administered 3,525,706 vaccine doses.
According to the health department, for the last 28 days, the risk of coming down with COVID-19 is 6.3 times greater for unvaccinated Utahns. For hospitalization, the risk to the unvaccinated is 7 times greater than that of vaccinated Utahns. And health officials report unvaccinated Utahns face 6.4 times greater risk of death than vaccinated Utahns.
Rolling averages and trends
According to UDOH, the rolling 7-day average for positive COVID-19 tests in Utah is 1,422 per day.
Health officials report an increase of 11,613 Utahns tested for COVID-19 since the day before, and an increase of 22,541 tests that were performed.
That means the rolling 7-day average of people testing positive in Utah is 15.4%, and the rolling 7-day average of total positive test results is 10.1%.
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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