Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

CDC

On Monday, the Summit County Health Department reported 13 new COVID-19 cases. Wasatch County posted nine.

The Utah Department of Health reported that statewide COVID-19 numbers continued to drop on Saturday. Summit County saw some numbers flatten and Wasatch County trends declined as well.

 

Saturday’s report by the Utah Department of Health showed statewide trends of declining COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continuing.

 

With 943 new cases statewide, the seven-day average for new cases has dropped below 1,000 to 987 for the first time since October 2nd of last year.

 

Another Wasatch County COVID-19 death was reported by the Utah Department of Health on Friday.

 

Friday’s Wasatch County death was reported to be a man over the age of 85 who was a long-term care facility resident at the time of his death. To date, Wasatch County has recorded 19 deaths since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Summit County has recorded eight deaths.

 

Wasatch Taxpayer Association

The Heber City Planning Commission wants to hear from the public whether to include a parcel of land in Wasatch County in the city's annexation map. The country long ago approved the land for resort development on the southwest corner of US 40 and River Road.

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,242 new COVID-19 cases Thursday. 

Summit County reported 24 new cases, In comparison, last Thursday, Summit saw 27. 

Wasatch County reported 7 new cases. Last Thursday, the county saw 10.  

In a COVID-19 briefing Thursday, State Epidemiologist Angela Dunn said the CDC has released new suggestions on which masks are the most effective. 

  Wasatch County saw another COVID-19 death Wednesday, there have now been 18 Wasatch residents who have died from the disease.

 

 

The Wasatch County woman who died of COVID-19 was over than 85 years-old. She was a long-term care facility resident. 

Along with the Wasatch County death, the state department of health announced 16 new deaths. To date, 1,765 Utahns have died due to COVID-19.

Heber City

The Heber City Planning Commission is convening on Tuesday evening during their regular planning meeting on an amendment to the city's annexation policy. The meeting is being held virtually at 6 p.m. and the public can participate via Zoom.

 

For the third day in a row, Utah has seen less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.

  

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 918 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, which is about 300 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

There were 6,133 people tested for the first time, with around 18,409 total tests administered. 

Heber City

If you recently got a parking ticket in Heber City, there’s a way for you to avoid paying the fines.

In a Facebook announcement, Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter said the city is holding a food drive to forgive parking citations.

People aren’t allowed to park on the street in Heber during a snowstorm or after when officials are trying to clear the roads. Potter said Heber City police have given out more than 300 tickets the last few weeks for violations. 

  As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, Summit and Wasatch County are also seeing a decrease in cases.

The Utah Department of Health announced 908 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is about 300 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

The state reported an increase of 5,845 new tests administered. On average, about 16% of tests are coming back positive statewide, which is down from Saturday’s average. 

Summit County reported 8 new cases. In comparison, last Sunday Summit County saw 25 cases.

The Utah Department of Health reported five statewide COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, the lowest statewide death count since October of last year.

 

Saturday’s five statewide deaths brings Utah’s death toll since the start of the pandemic to 1,733. Saturday’s deaths included three women and two men. None of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.

 

As of Saturday, seven individuals have died in Summit County from the disease since the start of the pandemic, 17 in Wasatch 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. 

 

Division of Natural Resources

Wasatch County boasts more than 400 miles of trails with many more networks, connections and trailhead access areas planned for the near future.

 

Mountainland Association of Governments Regional Trail Planner Don Taylor said the group just updated the Trails Master Plan and tallied 410.3 miles of trails throughout Wasatch County.

 

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. 

 

Leslie Thatcher gets the latest information on local trails from Mountainlands Association of Governments Wasatch County Regional Trails Planner Don Taylor. 

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