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1,195 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Utah, 20 dead on Tuesday

Tanner Davies will receive a COVID-19 vaccination at a NOMI/TestUtah vaccination site in Lindon on November 23. Utah health officials confirmed 1,195 new cases and 20 additional deaths on Tuesday. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials confirmed 1,195 new COVID-19 cases and 20 additional deaths on Tuesday.

The seven-day moving average for new cases is now 1,127 per day, and the positive rate of test subjects is 14.5%, the Utah Department of Health said in a daily update.

School-age children account for 253 of the new cases — 131 cases were ages 5-10, 53 cases were 11-13 and 69 cases were 14-17.

Health professionals have administered 14,486 additional doses of vaccine since Monday’s report, bringing the doses in Utah to 4,136,987.

Of the cases confirmed Tuesday, 589 are “breakthrough”, that is, among residents who were fully vaccinated more than two weeks earlier. Ten additional deaths were also confirmed as breakthrough. Now 41,887 cases and 264 deaths have been confirmed as fully vaccinated since vaccines first became available.

Utah has confirmed 595,801 cases since the start of the pandemic and 3,528 deaths from the disease.

With the news that the new omicron variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Canada, Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, infectious disease physician at Intermountain Healthcare, said the delta variant should remain the number one concern in Utah as it is responsible for most of the current cases. and deaths.

But because little is known about the new variant and how it might affect the state, Stenehjem urged Utahns who have not been vaccinated to do so — including those who had previous infections. Those who received their original doses of the vaccine should get their booster shots, he added.

“Vaccination is our way of preventing new variants,” Stenehjem said.

He said data from hospitals in Utah shows that the majority of patients — 85% — have not been fully vaccinated. Those who have been vaccinated but contract breakthrough infections “are significantly older than those who have been vaccinated and have significantly more medical co-morbidities” than those in hospital who have not been vaccinated.

One of the deaths confirmed Tuesday happened before November. The deaths include:

  • A Beaver County woman, aged 45 to 64, who was hospitalized when she died.
  • A Davis County man, over 85, has been hospitalized.
  • An Emery County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Juab County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County woman, 18-25, hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County man, over 85, has been hospitalized.
  • Four women in Salt Lake County, 65-84, all hospitalized.
  • A Salt Lake County man, 65-84, a resident of a long-term care facility.
  • A Salt Lake County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • Two men from Tooele County, 65-84, both hospitalized.
  • A Utah County woman, 25-44, was hospitalized.
  • A Utah County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
  • A Utah County man, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Washington County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Weber County woman, 65-84, hospitalized.
  • A Weber County man, 25-44, hospitalized.

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