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Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

  Utah saw its lowest daily COVID-19 case count since October, excluding holiday numbers.

The Utah Department of Health announced 859 new COVID-19 cases Monday. Excluding the day after Christmas, the last time daily cases were this low was Oct. 5.

While there were less cases, only 4,174 new tests were administered. The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is around 19%.

Summit County reported 26 new cases. In comparison, last Monday Summit County saw 21 cases.

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The Utah Department of Health reported 1,700 new COVID-19 cases yesterday Saturday, bringing statewide averages, as well as those in Summit and Wasatch Counties, down. 

 

The Utah Department of Health reported 1,771 new cases of the disease on Saturday, lowering the statewide rolling seven-day average for positive tests to 1,804. The statewide average for the percent of positive tests remains virtually unchanged from earlier in the week and is now at 18.9%.

 

 

 

Wasatch County

 

The Wasatch County Council discussed COVID vaccines, regional transportation, and a preliminary county restructuring plan in Wednesday's meeting.

Wasatch County has vaccinated their first responders, medical caregivers, and teachers, but getting only 300 vaccines a week will be a slow rollout for the 4,000 county residents who over 75. Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis said he feels confident that the state is managing distribution as well as can be.

The Utah Department of Health reported a slight increase in the statewide average of new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

 

After a steady drop in the statewide averages for positive tests and the percent of positive tests over the past few weeks, those numbers flattened and even increased slightly on Friday.

 

Friday’s 2,649 cases saw the seven-day average for positive tests rise to 1,860 per day. Thursday’s average of 1,829 was the lowest since early November of last year.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Greg Gagne has today’s Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report.

(06:54 ) Park City Councilmember Tim Henney recaps Thursday night's meeting.

( 22:35) Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis has an update on the opening of  the Jordanelle Parkway and vaccination rollout.

( 37:18) Retiring Executive Director  of the Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Scott Loomis talks about his accomplishments over the last two decades and what's next for the Trust.

While new COVID-19 cases in the state have continued to decline, Utah Department of Health reported a jump in new deaths Thursday.

Utah’s Department of Health reported 30 new deaths. The department noted that three of the deaths happened before Dec. 31. To date, 1,547 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including six from Summit County and 16 from Wasatch County.

The Utah Department of Health announced 2,089 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, which is more than 600 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

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Air quality on the Wasatch Back was a concern during the summer with smoke from wildfires. But air quality this winter isn’t any worse compared to previous years. 

 

 

Instead of waiting in a lobby for an appointment, many establishments are having clients wait in their cars as a COVID-19 mitigation protocol. During the summer people could turn off their cars while waiting, but with below freezing temperatures during the winter, many cars are left idling. 

  The Utah Department of Health announced 2,159 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which is more than 700 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

The state reported an increase of 10,916 new tests administered. 

Summit County reported 48 new cases. In comparison, last Wednesday Summit County saw 64 cases.

 

 

  

Wasatch County reported 42 new cases. Last Wednesday, the county saw 53.  

  The average number of COVID-19 tests coming back positive in Utah is below 20% for the first time since the beginning of November.

 

 

  

The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests 19.9%. The state saw a dramatic increase in positive lab tests at the beginning of this month, when almost a third of all tests were coming back positive. Over the last couple weeks, that percentage has declined. 

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Monday, the Utah Department of Health reports 1500 people have died from COVID-19. That is an increase of seven people since yesterday. (Sunday) Public health concerns that hospitals are close to capacity continues as a statewide issue.  

Despite increasing COVID-19 testing over the last week, new cases throughout the state have continued to decline.

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,585 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is almost 700 less cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

The state reported an increase of 7,199 new tests administered. 

Summit County reported 34 new cases. In comparison, last Sunday Summit County saw 55 cases.

Wasatch County reported 22 new cases. Last Sunday, the county saw 38.  

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

The body of a Wasatch man who was missing for almost a month was found Saturday.

53-year-old Chad West was reported missing Dec. 17. He was last seen about a week before driving away from his Wasatch County home in his black pick-up truck.

 

  

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call Saturday morning reporting that someone had potentially found West’s truck on private property in an area known as “The Hogs Back,” on the north side of Daniels Canyon.  

The Utah Department of Health reported just over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as statewide metrics, including those in Summit and Wasatch County, continue to decline after a holiday surge.

 

With 2,150 COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday, the statewide rolling seven-day average of positive tests dropped to 2,315, according to the Utah Department of Health.

 

The Utah Department of Health confirmed the state’s first case of the highly-contagious strain of COVID-19, frequently referred to as the ‘UK variant,’ Friday.

 

The Health Department says the case was discovered through ongoing genetic sequencing of positive COVID-19 samples by the Utah Public Health Laboratory.

 

  Utah has continued to ramp up COVID-19 testing without seeing a significant spike in cases.

The Utah Department of Health announced 2,742 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, which is over 1,800 less cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

The state saw an increase of 16,231 new tests administered. 

Summit County reported 55 new cases. Last Thursday Summit County set a new record of positive cases in a day with 76.

 

 

  

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