Vernal, UT Dec. 30, 2021 – TriCounty Health Department (TCHD) announces that as of Dec. 30, 2021 Uintah County is in moderate transmission level, Duchesne County is in moderate transmission level and Daggett is in low transmission level. TCHD reports today 9,227 total COVID-19 cases in the tri-county area, an increase of 20 new cases from yesterday. There are currently 247 active cases.
Over the past seven days the tri-county area has seen nine new COVID-19 related hospitalizations and zero new COVID-19 related deaths. Total death count for the tri-county area is 82; one death was removed from COVID-19 numbers after investigation showed the individual was a resident of another health district.
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 9 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 231/100,000, which equates to 83 cases in the past 14 days.
Duchesne County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 9 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 302/100,000, which equates to 60 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 780/100,000, which equates to eight cases in the past 14 days.
Statewide total ICU utilization 91 percent. Seven-day COVID-19 utilization is 33 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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