Summit County

Friday’s COVID-19 report from the Utah Department of Health showed a continuing decline in statewide averages for positive tests and hospital capacities.


Friday’s 1,216 new COVID-19 cases brought the statewide rolling seven-day average of positive tests down to 1,222, continuing a steady decline seen since an alarming holiday spike in early January. One week ago, the statewide average was roughly 1,500.


Summit County reported 11 new cases on Friday. Wasatch County reported 13. 


Today on the Local News Hour, Patt Putt talks with us about the current development projects in Summit County, including projects going on in the Canyons Resrt area, the White Pine Canyon Village condo, and the latest on Silver Creek Village.

On today's Local News Hour:

(02:00) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(05:24 ) Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county.

(23:43) Park City Councilmember Becca Gerber has a recap of last night's meeting.

(40:02 ) A converstion with Caroline Rodriguez, Regional Transportation Planning Director with Summit County Transit.

Governor Spencer Cox announced at his weekly COVID-19 briefing Thursday new vaccine eligibility groups starting March 1st.


Thanks to a projected increase in weekly vaccine doses being sent to Utah, individuals age 65 and older, as well as adults with serious comorbidities like organ transplant recipients, cancer patients, and others who are immunocompromised will be eligible to receive the vaccine next month. 


Roger Armstrong provides a summation of the Summit County council meeting last evening, including a discussion on the traffic alternatives at Kimball Junction. 

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough says he’s very happy to see a decline in the county’s COVID-19 case numbers while its vaccine operation is moving to over-70 residents as its next priority.

Bullough told his Board of Health Monday they’re certainly not out of the woods yet, and residents still need to maintain safeguards.


The Board of Health met on Monday as the Health Department announced that the third case of the more-contagious “U.K. variant” of COVID-19 has appeared in Summit County.

Utah’s COVID-19 case numbers are continuing on a downward trend.

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,201 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, which is about 200 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

The state reported an increase of 7,499 new tests administered. Intermountain Healthcare announced Tuesday that they have processed over 1 million of more than 3.3 million COVID-19 tests administered in Utah since the start of the pandemic.


One of the legal actions generated by the Hideout annexation controversy went to a Third District Court hearing on Friday, Jan. 29.

Summit County asked the court to dismiss allegations, from developer Nate Brockbank, that the county is violating antitrust law. Judge Richard Mrazik dismissed the claims, but left the door open for them to be brought back.

Utah saw its lowest daily COVID-19 case count since mid-September Monday.



The Utah Department of Health announced 584 new COVID-19 cases Monday. The last time daily cases were this low was Sept. 14. 

While there were less cases, only 3,516 new tests were administered. The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is around 17%.

Summit County reported 6 new cases, which is the lowest daily increase in the county since late September. 


Earlier this month Utah had a record high rolling-average of positive COVID-19 tests. On the last day of January, the department of health reported the state’s lowest average since mid-October.


The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is around 17% which is the lowest it’s been since Oct. 19. 

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,194 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is around 300 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The state reported an increase of 6,472 new tests administered. 

The Utah Department of Health reported that the state’s COVID-19 statistics continued to decline on Saturday, including those in Summit and Wasatch County. 


Saturday’s 1,468 new statewide cases drop the statewide rolling seven-day average of positive tests to 1,509, the lowest average since mid-October of last year.


The statewide average of positive laboratory tests continued to fall as well and now at an even 18%.


A seventh Summit County COVID-19 death was among those reported by the Utah Department of Health in their daily pandemic update Friday.


The Health Department says a data transmission error was responsible for no COVID-19 deaths to be reported on Thursday. Thursday's numbers were grouped into Friday’s report.


The Utah Department of Health released a report Thursday saying there has been no significant increase in suicides or drug overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Department also reported no new deaths from the disease.


Thursday’s report by the Utah Department of Health largely debunks information that was spread during 2020 about increased suicide rates during the pandemic.


Wednesday’s COVID-19 report from the Utah Department of Health indicated declining averages for several key metrics used to track the disease in the state.


The 2,009 new positive COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday further drove down statewide averages for positive tests and the percentage of positive tests -- both numbers are a good indication of how rapidly the disease is spreading in Utah.

The Salt Lake City Veterans Administration is currently scheduling Veterans 65 years and older for the COVID-19 vaccine, which could help Summit and Wasatch counties extend their  limited supplies. 

According to the  U.S. Census, there are 1,386 veterans living in Summit County and about 1,000 veterans living in Wasatch County. It's estimated about at least 14% of them are 65 and older.