Health department reports 5 deaths, 627 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

A toddler is examined for COVID-19 in Bountiful on Jan. 19. On Thursday, Utah well being officers reported 627 new COVID-19 circumstances and 5 deaths. (Laura Seitz, Deseret Information)

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Well being reported one other 5 COVID-19 deaths and 627 circumstances in its report on Thursday.

College kids account for 66 of the brand new circumstances. Of these circumstances, 29 have been kids between ages 5 and 10, 12 have been ages 11-13, and 25 have been ages 14-17.

The rolling seven-day common for brand new constructive exams is continuous to say no and is now at 637 per day, knowledge exhibits. The seven-day common for folks testing constructive for the illness is at the moment 19.3%. That is the primary time the quantity has gone beneath 20% because the omicron variant induced a major rise in circumstances.

The well being division reported one other 4,340 individuals who have been examined for COVID-19, and one other 3,155 individuals who got a dose of a COVID-19 vaccination.

At the moment, 396 individuals are hospitalized within the state with COVID-19, in line with the well being division. This has gone up since Wednesday when 358 hospitalizations have been reported.

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