COVID-19

Utah saw its lowest 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases since June on Thursday.  

The average is now 346 cases per day, down from last week’s average of 380. The last time the average was this low was June 14.

During his weekly COVID-19 briefing, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said after the state saw a plateau in cases for weeks, numbers are finally starting to decline. 

Park City School District

It's graduation season which means the area high schools are planning processions and ceremonies honoring the accomplishments of Wasatch Back high school seniors.

 

This year high school seniors throughout the Wasatch Back will gather to celebrate the auspicious transition from high school to adulthood. It's not a complete return to normal, though, as COVID-19 restrictions dictate social distancing and mask-wearing.

 

  Utah’s COVID-19 cases have been down week over week for the last seven days.

The Utah Department of Health announced 480 new COVID-19 cases, which is about 40 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The seven-day rolling average is 352, down around 30 from last week.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported seven new cases. In comparison last Wednesday the county saw five. Wasatch County also reported seven new cases, which is the highest case count in Wasatch since April 15. 

The Utah Department of Health announced Tuesday that the state has met the COVID-19 thresholds outlined in HB 294, or the pandemic “endgame” bill, passed by the state legislature in March.

 

As of Tuesday, all public health orders are terminated. The inability for local governments to enforce health orders caused friction between state and local lawmakers during the legislative session, but the bill passed with a veto-proof majority in the state legislature in March.

 

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough announced his retirement to the Summit County Board of Health Monday and will be officially stepping down in August.

 

Bullough has led the Summit County Health Department as Director since 2010 and told the board on Monday night that although he already had plans to retire -- twice -- prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he could not in good conscience step away before guiding the county through the crisis.

 

Five people showed up at the Summit County Health Center in Kamas on Saturday to protest COVID-19 vaccinations and discourage patients from following through with their appointments.

 

Summit County Sheriff's Lt. Andrew Wright said a Summit County Health Department employee notified the office of the protest.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, but noted that the major of them happened over a month ago.

 

Of the 13 deaths, 10 were from before April 1. None of the deaths were Summit or Wasatch County residents. To date, 2,217 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 12 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.

Park City Community Foundation

Jewish Family Service and the Park City Community Foundation are working together to distribute $250,000 to those living in Summit County who were not eligible for CARES Act funding or unemployment insurance but have faced financial strain due to COVID-19-related loss of work.

 

The Park City Community Foundation is consulting counselors and social workers to identify people impacted by COVID-19 related layoffs but has not been eligible to receive federal CARES Act funds while Jewish Family Service will manage the distribution of the funds.

New COVID-19 cases were down week over week Monday.

 

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 228 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 369cases per day, down from last week’s average of 389.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported two new cases, the same as last week. Wasatch County reported three new cases, half as many as last Monday. 

Sunday’s COVID-19 case count was more or less the same as last week, but cases in the Wasatch Back increased.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 279 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is 2 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

KPCW News

COVID-19 vaccine supply has begun to outweigh the demand. That’s why Utah Governor Spencer Cox announced a new initiative to bring mobile vaccine clinics to community organizations. 

"And now we want to take this fight, we want to take it to the people, we want to make it as easy as possible, we want to take away any excuses for not being able to get the vaccine," Cox said.

One more Utah COVID-19 death was reported by the Utah Department of Health on Saturday and the Wasatch Back remained stable in their numbers of new cases.

 

Saturday’s lone death was identified as a Salt Lake County woman between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized at the time of her death. To date, 2,203 Utahns have died of COVID-19.

 

Summit and Wasatch Counties both recorded four new cases on Saturday, continuing a single-digit streak that extends back to the middle of April.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced five more COVID-19 deaths Friday, while Summit and Wasatch Counties continued their streak of single digit numbers of new cases.

 

Friday’s five deaths were identified as three women and two men all over the age of 65. The Health Department said two of the deaths occurred before April 1st. None of Friday's deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.

 

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. 

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