Vernal, UT Aug. 19, 2021 – TriCounty Health Department (TCHD) announces that as of Aug. 19, 2021 Uintah County is in high transmission level, Duchesne County is in high transmission level and Daggett is in low transmission level. TCHD reports today 5,386 total COVID-19 cases in the tri-county area, an increase of seven new cases from yesterday. There are currently 336 active cases.
Over the past seven days the tri-county area has seen six new COVID-19 related hospitalizations and zero new COVID-19 related deaths.
A transmission level (high, moderate, low) is determined if a county has two of the three metrics in the designated level of transmission, this metric is calculated weekly. There are currently no public health orders, these stats are for informational purposes only. Remember to practice good hand hygiene and stay home when sick.
Uintah County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 12 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 361/100,000, which equates to 129 cases in the past 14 days.
Duchesne County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 15 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 552/100,000, which equates to 110 cases in the past 14 days.
Daggett County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 25 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 632/100,000, which equates to six cases in the past 14 days.
Statewide total ICU utilization 83 percent. Seven-day COVID-19 utilization is 29 percent.
For the purpose of these rates, the Ute Indian Tribe contributes to the county numbers and rates in which the individual resides.
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