COVID-19

After several days of low COVID-19 cases, both Summit and Wasatch County saw a slight increase in infections on Saturday. 

 

Saturday saw Summit County report 17 new COVID-19 cases compared to Wasatch County’s eight. Saturday was the first time Summit County recorded more than 10 cases in a day this month and Wasatch County doubled its case count from each of the last two days.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported more encouraging COVID-19 numbers on Friday, but included five additional statewide deaths.

 

Friday’s five deaths brings the statewide death toll from the disease to 1,970. The deaths included three women and two men, all between the ages of 65 and 84. None of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.

 

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All Utahns 50-years or older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting Monday.

While Summit County opened appointments for residents 40 or older, residents in the rest of the state 40-50 years old will have to wait a little longer. 

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox announced new statewide eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday. Utahns 50+ along with people 16-years or older with Type 1 Diabetes or a BMI of over 30 - as well as people with chronic kidney disease can get vaccinated starting Monday.

Of the almost 760,000 COVID-19 doses administered throughout Utah, almost 13,000 were administered in Summit County and more than 8,400 were in Wasatch County.

There were more than 18,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered since Tuesday. Summit and Wasatch Counties are registering to vaccinate residents 65 or older and people with certain underlying medical conditions. 

Summit County’s Health Director says the county is seeing some positive trends in the pandemic with the arrival of vaccines and a decline in cases. But Rich Bullough said citizens still need to be cautious.

Health Board Chairman Chris Cherniak noted that they were meeting almost a year to the day from the time the Board received its first briefing on a new virus the World Health Organization was calling Coronavirus Disease 2019.

The Summit County Board of Health heard Monday that there is continued good news, on a number of fronts, in getting vaccinations to the people.

 

County Health officials say they’re meeting their goals in serving the senior population. Vaccines are making their way into stores. And Health Director Rich Bullough says he thinks vaccination appointments will be available to the general population within the month.

 

Bullough told the Board of Health that he’s urging citizens to get vaccinated if they have the chance.

Summit County reported another COVID-19 death Tuesday, the second COVID-19 death in one week.

The Summit County man who died of COVID-19 was between 45-64 years-old, and was hospitalized at the time of his death. Summit County has now seen ten COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

The Summit County resident was one of nine deaths reported by the Utah Department of Health. They noted two of the deaths were from before Feb. 9, but didn’t specify which two. To date, 1,949 Utahns have died due to COVID-19.

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Summit County residents will now have access to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the Park City Hospital in addition to the local health department.

 

 

With the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine officially online and an anticipated increase in shipments of both the Moderna and Pfiezer vaccines, the Utah Department of Health announced a partnership with the University of Utah Health, Intermountain Healthcare and Nomi Health. 

Utah saw its lowest COVID-19 daily case count in 6 months Monday.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 257 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is about 100 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

There were 3,133 people tested for the first time, with 6,517 total tests administered. On average about 5% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive, while the percent positivity for “people over people” is 11%. 

Summit County reported another COVID-19 death Sunday.

The Summit County man who died of COVID-19 was between 45-64 years-old, and was not hospitalized at the time of his death. Summit County has now seen nine COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. To date, 1,935 Utahns have died due to COVID-19.

The Utah Department of Health announced 465 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is about 250 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

22 COVID-19 deaths were reported by the Utah Department of Health on Saturday.

 

Saturday’s report brings the statewide death toll from the disease to 1,929. None of Saturday’s deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported 17 new COVID-19 deaths across the state on Friday. Despite the higher number of deaths, average case numbers across the state, including those in Summit and Wasatch Counties continued to decline.

 

Friday’s 17 deaths brings the statewide death toll from COVID-19 to 1,907 since the start of the pandemic last march. All of Friday’s deaths were individuals over the age of 45 and none were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.

 

Governor Spencer Cox announced Thursday new vaccine eligibility for Utahns over the age of 16 with certain comorbidities, effective immediately. 

 

Initially expected on March 1st, individuals 16 and older with comorbidities like cancer and chronic heart disease are now immediately eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. A full list of eligible comorbidities can be found here.

 

Of the nearly 650,000 COVID-19 doses administered throughout Utah, more than 9,500 were administered in Summit County and over 7,000 were in Wasatch County.

The Utah Department of Health announced 812 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which is about 100 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

There were 7,631 people tested for the first time, with 19,389 total tests administered. The 7-day rolling average for “tests over tests” positivity is about 6%. 

Utah’s COVID-19 Cases Tuesday were up compared to last Tuesday’s cases.  

The Utah Department of Health announced 716 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, which is about 100 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

There were 6,458 people tested for the first time, with 18,480 total tests administered. About 6% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive. 

Summit County reported 12 new cases. In comparison, last Tuesday, Summit saw seven.

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