Vernal, UT July 29, 2021 – TriCounty Health Department announces that as of July 29, 2021 Uintah County is in high transmission level, Duchesne County is in high transmission level and Daggett is in low transmission level.
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.
Uintah County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 18 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 470/100,000, which equates to 168 cases in the past 14 days.
Duchesne County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 20 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 441/100,000, which equates to 88 cases in the past 14 days.
Daggett County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 0 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 105/100,000, which equates to one case in the past 14 days.
Statewide total ICU utilization 83 percent. Seven-day COVID-19 utilization is 28 percent.
Over the past 7 days the tri-county area has seen nine 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 in which the individual resides.
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