Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

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. 

Heber City Mayor speaks with Leslie Thatcher about Tuesday night's North Village Overlay Zone vote and provides an update on rate fee increases. 

Today on The Local News Hour:

(01:41) - Utah Avalanche Forcast Center Report

(09:59) - Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter talks about last night's North Village Overlay Zone vote, and provides an update on rate fee increases.

(21:56) - Park City Manager Matt Dias and Deputy City Manager David Everett preview this week's city council meeting.

(40:47) - Don Taylor, Mountainlands Association of Governments Wasatch County Regional Trails Planner, shares a trail update. 

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.

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