COVID-19

Summit County

Summit County has relied on multiple sources of funding to help businesses survive the past year of pandemic, and the county council received a review of those monies during its regular meeting Wednesday.

 

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher said the county government has received about $1 million from the federal CARES Act and has dispensed grants utilizing all of it.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported a continuing gradual decline in statewide COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Summit and Wasatch Counties saw continuations in their trends as well.

 

Although Wednesday’s case count of 560 was over 170 cases more than Tuesday, the statewide rolling seven-day average for positive COVID-19 tests still dropped to 424. Wednesday’s numbers continued a gradual statewide decline in cases since early January.

 

Utah saw its lowest numbers for the percent of positive COVID-19 tests since last spring, according to Tuesday’s report by the Utah Department of Health.

 

Tuesday's seven-day averages for the percentage of positive laboratory tests were encouraging.

 

The average for people-over-people tests dropped slightly to 7.83%, the first time under 8% since May 30th of last year. The tests-over-tests average, which takes into account the total number of tests administered, is now at 3.95%, the lowest since May 11th 2020.

Utah saw less than 200 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since mid-June.

The state saw its lowest case count since the end of May on Monday. The Utah Department of Health announced 159 new cases, which is about 60 cases fewer than the state saw at the same time last week. 

In the Wasatch Back, both Summit and Wasatch Counties saw slight decreases in cases week over week. 

The Utah Department of Health reported under 400 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in a week.

 

Sunday’s 375 cases was the lowest daily case count since March 14th, when the state reported 222 cases.

 

Summit County has reported 26 cases over the last two days and Wasatch County reported a single new case on Sunday.

 

The statewide seven-day average for positive tests dropped to 466, its lowest level since September 11th of last year. 

 

COVID-19 trends seen over the past week continued on Saturday as Utah experiences a plateau in new cases.

 

After a precipitous drop in COVID-19 case counts after the new year and the introduction of vaccines, Utah has begun to plateau. Current trends echo what was experienced mid-summer of 2020, with around 500 new cases per day.

 

Summit County recently became the number one county in Utah when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per capita.

 

The Summit County Health Department has announced that the county has officially surpassed San Juan County in southeastern Utah for most first dose COVID-19 vaccines administered per capita in the state.

 

According to the county, 47% of adults living in Summit County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Park City School District

So far, the defendants at the state, county and school district level haven’t filed any extensive replies to the federal lawsuit filed by two Park City parents. 

 

Holly and Mark McClure claim their family’s rights were violated when their children were required to be tested for COVID-19 in order to attend in-person learning at school.

 

Vaccine registration is now open to individuals 18 years or older. Summit County vaccine clinics currently have Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (18+) vaccines. Individuals 16-17 years of age must register for the Pfizer vaccine at a participating Wasatch Front clinic. Go to summitcountyhealth.org for more information and to register. 

Despite the steady decrease in new COVID-19 cases throughout the state, Wasatch County reported another COVID-19 death Thursday.

The Wasatch County man who died was between 45-64 years old. He was not hospitalized at the time of his death. He was one of five deaths reported by the state Department of Health. To date, 2,041 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 11 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.

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All Utah adults will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

Eligibility for all adults in Utah was supposed to open April 1, but Gov. Spencer Cox announced Thursday that everyone will be able to register a week ahead of schedule. 

This new eligibility will allow anyone over the age of 18 to get vaccinated and 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to get the Pfizer vaccine. 

Cox said the decision to expand access early came after talks with local health departments. 

Utah saw a slight uptick in new cases week over week.

The state saw 699 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which is about 40 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

Despite the slight increase in cases, the 7-day rolling average is still right under 500, at 499 new cases per day.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported 18 new cases, which is the same amount of cases the county saw last Wednesday. Wasatch County reported four new cases, which is up from last Wednesday when the county saw two new cases. 

Summit County saw another COVID-19 death Tuesday. The man is the 11th death since the start of the pandemic.

 

 

The Summit County man who died of COVID-19 was over 85-years-old, and was not hospitalized at the time of his death.

The Summit County man was one of five deaths reported by the Utah Department of Health. To date, 2,032 Utahns have died due to COVID-19.

KPCW News

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, many people are desperate to get their hands on doses, but one community has been showing some reluctance.

 

 

 

While not a problem unique to Utah, the Latino population in the state has received far less doses of the vaccine than the total amount administered. 

Eligible Latinos for the vaccine make up more than 13% of Utah’s population but have only received 4% of the more than one million doses administered in the state. 

Utah saw its lowest COVID-19 case count since the beginning of June.

The Utah Department of Health announced 221 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is about 40 cases fewer than the state saw at the same time last week.

In the Wasatch Back, both Summit and Wasatch Counties saw slight increases in cases week over week. 

Summit County reported six new cases. In comparison, last Monday, Summit saw one. Wasatch County reported four new cases. Last Monday, the county saw two.  

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