Vernal, UT Dec. 16, 2021 – TriCounty Health Department (TCHD) announces that as of Dec. 16, 2021 Uintah County is in high transmission level, Duchesne County is in moderate transmission level and Daggett is in low transmission level. TCHD reports today 9,071 total COVID-19 cases in the tri-county area, an increase of 16 new cases from yesterday. There are currently 240 active cases.
Over the past seven days the tri-county area has seen 12 new COVID-19 related hospitalizations and one new COVID-19 related death.
Case counts and trends are doing better for now throughout the tri-county area. TCHD will no longer be issuing a press release weekly when transmission rates are low. The weekly press release and social media posts will be reserved for high and moderate transmission rate status for public awareness. Transmission continues to be updated on tricountyhealth.com/local-covid-19-transmission-index/ this page can also be found via tricountyhealth.com on COVID-19 information.
Uintah County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 12 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 311/100,000, which equates to 112 cases in the past 14 days.
Duchesne County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 8 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 236/100,000, which equates to 47 cases in the past 14 days.
Daggett County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 33 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 292/100,000, which equates to three cases in the past 14 days.
Statewide total ICU utilization 97 percent. Seven-day COVID-19 utilization is 41 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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