COVID-19

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 A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for high schoolers in Summit County drew out hundreds of students Monday. The county now has plans to move to more targeted vaccine clinics. 

 

 

  

Nearly 400 high school students got their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Park City High School Monday. The 16 and 17 year olds will be able to get their second dose at the follow-up clinic scheduled for May 10. 

Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Council meets 3 p.m. on Wednesday to tackle an agenda including Second Amendment rights, mental health awareness and a real estate development nearly a decade in the making.

 

COVID-19 cases and the 7-day average of new cases were down statewide week over week Tuesday.

The Utah Department of Health announced 315 COVID-19 cases, which is roughly 40 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 375 per day, down around 30 from last week. 

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported three new cases. In comparison last Tuesday the county saw six.

Wasatch County reported two new cases - which is one more than the county saw last Tuesday.  

KPCW News

 Just days after an anti-vaccine protest at Park City High School, the school hosted a vaccination clinic.

Any student in Summit County could go to Park City High School Monday to get a COVID-19 vaccin ation from the Summit County Health Department. Students had to be at least 16 years old, with parental or guardian consent to get the shot.

Friday, a small group of 5-6 adults distributed anti-vaccination flyers at the school for about an hour around noon.

Wasatch County

After an 18-month delay in plans, Wasatch County’s top health official is retiring. 

 

Randall Probst has been the director of Wasatch County Public Health for about eight years. He started his career as a nurse and has spent 35 years in healthcare administration with stints at several hospitals. He said a county water study delayed his retirement initially planned for December of 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, derailed his plans to retire in the spring of 2020.

 

Utah has reached another milestone with vaccinations. More than 50% of Utahns 16 and older have received their first COVID-19 vaccine, according to the state’s coronavirus dashboard.

There were 1,326 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the total number to 1,898,857 doses administered. 

Summit County has administered 39,748 total vaccines and Wasatch has given out 19,921 doses. 

Utah’s 7-day rolling average of daily COVID-19 cases is at 380 per day, the lowest average since mid-August.

The Utah Department of Health announced 248 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is nearly 100 fewer 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 four new cases Sunday. Last week, Summit saw six. 

Wasatch County reported four new cases, which is the same as last Sunday. 

FDA

In an effort to vaccinate Summit County’s eligible teenagers against COVID-19, there will be a vaccine clinic in front of the Park City High School all day Monday.

 

 

  

The Summit County Health Department will be outside of the Eccles Theater at Park City High School from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. 

The health department will offer the Pfizer vaccine to all Summit County students 16 years or older. Students don’t need health insurance, as the vaccines will be free. 

  

The Utah Department of Health reported no additional COVID-19 deaths on Saturday and single-digit numbers of new cases were reported in Summit and Wasatch Counties.

Saturday saw only two new COVID-19 cases in Summit County, the lowest single-day case count since March 7th, when the county reported no new cases. Wasatch County reported six new cases on Saturday, rebounding from a 12 case day on Friday.
 

Wasatch County experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases on Friday as statewide case numbers continued to stabilize.

 

Wasatch County’s 13 cases was the highest single-day number of cases in the county since April 6th, when 14 cases were reported. Previous to that, the county had not seen more than nine cases in a day since March 2nd.

 

Summit County reported seven new cases on Friday, continuing the county’s downward trend seen since late March.

 

At the Wasatch County Council’s meeting Wednesday night, Wasatch County Public Health Director Randall Probst provided an overview of how the COVID guidelines have changed with the April 10 expiration of the Utah mask mandate. 

 

Still, there remain social distancing and mask requirements in place for specific events.

 

Summit County

The FDA announced a pause on the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week after six women reported blood clots.

Of the more than 1.8 million vaccines administered in Utah, 77,000 were the J&J vaccine. As of Thursday, there have been no reported blood clots linked to the vaccine in the state. 

Summit County Health Department Director Rich Bullough said it’s likely the county's vaccine rollout won’t be affected by this pause. 

Earlier this week the FDA requested to put the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on pause. Despite this pause, Utah is still making milestone progress with its vaccine rollout.

 

 

There were 40,578 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Wednesday, bringing the total number to 1,808,824 doses administered.

During his monthly press conference, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said this week Utah set a record with vaccinations. 

People's Health Clinic

After more than two decades of providing health care to the Wasatch Back’s uninsured residents, Dr. John Hanrahan is officially retiring from the clinic he helped start on April 15, 2021.

 

Longtime volunteer and clinic staffer Dr. Mairi Leining will take the reins as medical director when Hanrahan steps aside.

 

Utah has reported no new COVID-19 deaths for 3 of the last 4 days.

COVID-19 deaths in Utah have been steadily decreasing since Mid-January, the CDC also predicts a decrease in the state’s death rate for the next four weeks. To date, 2,161 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 11 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.

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