COVID-19

New COVID-19 cases were down week over week Thursday but not by much.

The Utah Department of Health announced 463 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, which is about 10 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

The state’s 7-day rolling average has continued to decline. The average is now 380 cases per day, down from last week’s average of 386. During his weekly COVID-19 briefing, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said the state has been at a plateau for a few weeks. 

  After four days of increases in COVID-19 cases week over week, Utah saw a decrease Wednesday.

The Utah Department of Health announced 518 new COVID-19 cases, which is about 70 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported five new cases. In comparison last Wednesday the county saw eight. Wasatch County reported four new cases - twice as many as last Wednesday. 

Park City Chamber/Bureau

The Park City real estate market is on fire. 

 

Sales exploded with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, making 2020 the best year on record even as the economy as a whole entered a sharp downturn.

 

Park City Board of REALTORS President Mark Jacobsen told KPCW that the 2020 trends are continuing this year. 

 

Inventory is shallow, with just 100 homes for sale. Usually, about 500 listings are available this time of the year.

 

  For the fourth day in a row new COVID-19 cases were up week over week.

The Utah Department of Health announced 327 new COVID-19 cases, which is roughly 10 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 391 per day, up around 15 compared to last week. 

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported eight new cases, more than twice as many as last week, when the county reported three. Wasatch County reported two new cases - the same as last Tuesday.  

  New COVID-19 cases have been up week over week for the last three days.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 246 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is around 50 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 389 per day. 

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported two new cases, one fewer than last week. Wasatch County reported six new cases. In comparison, last Monday the county saw two new cases. 

Sunday’s COVID-19 case count in Utah was up compared to last week’s. But numbers in the Wasatch Back have continued to decrease.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 281 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is around 30 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County’s case count was down week over week, the county reported no new cases Sunday. Last week, Summit saw four. Wasatch County reported two new cases, which is half as many as last Sunday. 

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More than 50% of eligible Utahns have been at least partially vaccinated for COVID-19, but cases statewide have begun to plateau. 

With new COVID-19 variants on the rise in Utah, case numbers are starting to level out. The rolling 7-day average of new cases statewide has hovered around 400 since the beginning of the month. 

During Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing, State Epidemiologist Angela Dunn said around 50% of new COVID-19 cases are estimated to be the U.K. variant in the state. 

The Utah Department of Health announced one more COVID-19 death on Saturday.

 

Saturday’s death was identified as a Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 and 64, who was hospitalized at the time of his death. To date, 2,180 Utahns have died of the disease, 12 in Summit County, 21 in Wasatch County.

 

Statewide, the Health Department reported 472 new COVID-19 cases. The rolling seven-day average of positive tests in Utah is now 378 per day.

 

FDA

The Utah Department of Health lifted the statewide pause on administering shots of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine late Friday.

 

The pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations had been in place since April 13th. The Health Department decided Friday evening to follow the direction of the Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control to lift the pause.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported that the state has crossed the 2 million mark for doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered.

 

With over 29,000 vaccine doses administered since Thursday, Utah has officially crossed the 2 million shot threshold for vaccinations.

 

Prom season is in the air, but COVID-19 continues to impact social gatherings.

 

Tara Low owns Posh, a salon on Main Street in Midway. She said the prom season in her salon isn't as busy as it used to be. She said her business caters primarily to locals.

 

"With prom around here, I don't get a lot of clients anymore because they do group dates with color and stuff and haircuts, and there's a lot of nails that go on for prom preparation,” Low said.

 

Summit County reported another COVID-19 death Thursday. The Summit County woman who died of COVID-19 was between 45-64 years-old and was hospitalized at the time of her death. This is the first reported death in the county in nearly two months. The county has now seen 12 total COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The Summit County woman the only death reported by the Utah Department of Health Thursday. To date, 2,178 Utahns have died due to COVID-19.

Park City School District

During a contentious public hearing at the Park City School District’s office on Wednesday, April 20, the Park City Board of Education heard from unmasked parents who want the school district to override the state mask mandate still in place for schools through the end of the school year. 

 

Parents involved with the baseball program also asked the board to install artificial turf on the high school diamond.

 

Utah saw a significant increase in COVID-19 cases week over week Wednesday.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 590 new COVID-19 cases, which is 60 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

In the Wasatch Back, both Summit and Wasatch Counties saw decreases in case counts week over week.

Summit County reported eight new cases. In comparison last Wednesday the county saw 11.

Summit County

After more than a year of pandemic, Summit County is gradually reopening its buildings to in-person public services.

 

During Tuesday night’s meeting of the Council of Governments, County Manager Tom Fisher reported that county buildings are opening up. Staffers are filtering back in, though they are talking with their directors about whether they will work in person, remotely or some combination of the two going forward.

 

Fisher said they’ve decided to take a gradual approach.

 

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