COVID-19

The Summit County Board of Health heard Monday that local COVID-19 rates continue to improve with county now considered a “low transmission zone,” although health officials still urge unvaccinated citizens to get their shots.

 

Health Director Rich Bullough said he was pleased that the county has had zero reported cases in the last several days and only seven over the past two weeks, compared to the January peak of 435 14-day cases.

 

Summit County has recorded 165 hospitalizations and 13 deaths during the pandemic.

Park City Municipal Corporation

The Park City Chamber/Bureau reported in a Summit County Council meeting Wednesday that business during the winter of 2020-21 did not suffer as much as projected, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its numerous effects on the economy and travel as well as a poor crop of snow.

 

Chamber Director Jennifer Wesselhoff said for this past winter, their occupancy was down just 7 percent, compared to the winter of 2019-20, which ended prematurely when the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020.

 

Even with COVID-19 vaccination rates slowing down across the state, new cases have remained low.

 

 

As more Utahns get vaccinated there have been clear decreases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. 

Around 13,500 Utahns have been vaccinated since Wednesday. Across the state vaccination sites and partners have administered more than 2.55 million total vaccines.

Summit County’s Health Director says the continued good news on local COVID-19 case rates means that the vaccines are effective, and that locals who are still not vaccinated need to get their shots.

 

Health Director Rich Bullough gave a brief update during a Conversation with Council held on Monday.

 

He said the state reported 148 cases on Sunday—a far cry, fortunately, from the time when Utah scored nearly 1,000 cases a day.

 

Summit County reported another COVID-19 death Thursday.

The Summit County woman who died of COVID-19 was between 65-84 years-old and was hospitalized at the time of her death.  This is the first reported death in the county in nearly a month. The county has now seen 13 total COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The Summit County woman was one of four deaths reported Thursday. To date, 2,279 Utahns have died due to COVID-19.

Park City Senior Center

  

  After more than a year of to-go lunches, Park City seniors finally got to reunite for their first sitdown meal last week.

With around 97% of Summit County residents over the age of 70 vaccinated, the Park City Senior Center has started to allow members back in for certain activities, including lunch. 

Judy Maedel is the president of the board for Park City’s Senior Services. She said members have met up during the pandemic, and sometimes ate their lunches outside, but that slowed down during the winter. 

Summit County

Free COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been set by Summit County for students 12 and older.  

The first vaccine clinic will be offered Monday, May 17th from noon to 8 p.m. Second dose appointments will be made for Monday, June 7th also from noon to 8 p.m.  The pop up vaccine clinic will be held at the  Eccles Theatre on the campus of Park City High School at 1750 Kearns Blvd.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has removed the statewide mask mandate in schools for the last week of classes.

 

School districts have seen mounting pressure from some parents who don’t agree with the statewide mask mandate in grades K-12. But districts weren’t given the choice to mandate masks ... up until now. With cases declining throughout the state, and in schools, Cox announced Thursday local school districts can decide to enforce face coverings. 

 

The Utah Department of Health reported roughly 15,000 more vaccinations Thursday. Last Thursday the department saw nearly 18,000 new vaccinations, and two Thursdays ago that number was almost 27,000. 

Vaccinations throughout the state have clearly started to slow down. But speaking during the governor’s weekly COVID-19 briefing, Lt. Gov. Diedre Henderson said more than half of the eligible population in Utah has received their first dose. 

  Summit County Health Department is closing its mass vaccination site next week after three months of inoculating residents. But people can still get vaccines throughout the county. 

With more than 55 clinics under their belt, the health department is wrapping up mass vaccinations later this month. 

Summit County Health Department Director Rich Bullough said that’s because there isn’t as much demand, but the site met the needs of the county. 

Vacation Rental Trends in Park City

May 11, 2021

  Over the past year new trends developed in the Park City vacation rental market. People are visiting Park City not just to vacation but as a place to work from home. 

 

New COVID-19 cases were down week over week throughout the state and in the Wasatch Back Monday.

The Utah Department of Health announced 207 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is around 20 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 333 cases per day, down from last week’s average of 369.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported one new case. In comparison last Monday, Summit saw two. Wasatch County also reported one new case. Last Monday, the county saw three. 

Utah’s 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases is the lowest it’s been since the beginning of June.

It’s been more than 11 months since the statewide 7-day average for new cases was under 340. On Sunday, the average was 336. 

Numbers have continued to decrease over the past couple weeks; 10 of the last 11 days cases were down week over week. The Utah Department of Health announced 232 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is about 50 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

The Utah Department of Health Reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday.

 

Utah’s COVID-19 death toll remained at 2,223 on Saturday and other pandemic measurements like new case numbers and hospitalizations remained stable as well.

 

360 new cases were reported statewide. Five came from Summit County and none were reported in Wasatch County. The statewide rolling seven day average for positive tests is now 342 per day, the lowest since June 15th, 2020.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported four additional statewide COVID-19 deaths on Friday. Summit and Wasatch county saw five new cases combined.

 

The four deaths in Friday’s report from the Health Department included three men and one woman, all over the age of 45. None of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties. To date, 2,223 Utahns have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

 

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