Vernal, UT Jan. 20, 2022 – TriCounty Health Department (TCHD) announces that as of Jan. 20, 2022, Uintah County is in high transmission level, Duchesne County is in high transmission level and Daggett is in low transmission level. TCHD reports today 10,715 total COVID-19 cases in the tri-county area, an increase of 180 new cases from yesterday. There are currently 1,469 active cases.
Over the past seven days the tri-county area has seen 16 new COVID-19 related hospitalizations and two new COVID-19 related deaths.
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 17 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 1381/100,000, which equates to 497 cases in the past 14 days.
Duchesne County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 18 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 1292/100,000, which equates to 257 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 585/100,000, which equates to six cases in the past 14 days.
Statewide total ICU utilization 89 percent. Seven-day COVID-19 utilization is 36 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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