Vernal, UT Dec. 31, 2020 – TriCounty Health Department announces that as of Dec. 31, 2020 Uintah County is in high transmission level, Duchesne County is in high transmission level and Daggett is in low transmission level. Uintah County has been in high transmission for 62 days, Duchesne County has been in high transmission for 69 days and Daggett County has been in low transmission for 78 days.
A transmission level (high, moderate, low) is determined if a county has two of the three metrics in the designated level of transmission. These levels are calculated weekly, on Thursday, by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH).
Transmission rate is determined by statewide ICU utilization, a 14-day case rate per 100,000 population and a 7-day average percent positivity for COVID-19 testing.
From Dec.24-30, 2020 Uintah County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 25 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 694/100,000, which equates to 246 cases in the past 14 days.
From Dec.24-30, 2020 Duchesne County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 22 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 611/100,000, which equates to 122 cases in the past 14 days.
From Dec.24-30, 2020 Daggett County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 45 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 612/100,000, which equates to 6 cases in the past 14 days.
Statewide total ICU utilization 86 percent. Seven-day COVID-19 utilization is 33 percent.
Over the past 7 days the tri-county area has seen 13 new COVID-19 related hospitalizations and three new COVID-19 related deaths. For the purpose of these rates, the Ute Indian Tribe contributes to the county numbers and rates the individual resides.
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