Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

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. 

  A car accident Saturday evening on Highway 40 in Wasatch County resulted in one death.

After a head-on collision at Daniels Canyon on Highway 40, around 6:30 Saturday evening, both directions of traffic were closed for nearly three hours. 

 

  

While heading westbound, a sedan crossed into eastbound traffic and collided with a pickup truck. 

The driver of the sedan was killed in the crash. The other driver sustained “incapacitating injuries,” but is expected to recover. 

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%.

 

Wasatch County

In Wednesday's Interlocal meeting, Wasatch County officials received a presentation showing that 141 affordable housing owner-occupied units are needed each year to keep up with the growth in the area.

 

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.

 

On Today's Local News Hour

(01:16) - Utah Avalanche Center Report.

(05:51) - Summit County Council Member, Glenn Wright, recaps Wednesday's meeting.

(23:41) - Director of Regional Planning with Mountainland Association of Governments Shawn Seager talks about Wasatch County’s Interlocal meeting. Last night he presented on behalf of affordable housing and the Wasatch Back 2050 land use mapping tool.

(38:12) - Sundance Film Festival Programmer Charlie Sextro talks about this year's narrative feature film lineup.

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.

 

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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. 

Utah’s COVID-19 cases have been steadily declining, but Tuesday’s numbers were up over last week’s.

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,411 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, which is about 100 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

The state reported an increase of 9,291 new tests administered. At the beginning of the month the rolling-average of tests coming back positive was around 30%, after a quick decline, the state has been hovering around 19% positivity for over a week.

  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.

 

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