Vernal, UT June 17, 2021 – TriCounty Health Department announces that as of June 17, 2021 Uintah County is in high transmission level, Duchesne County is in moderate transmission level and Daggett is in low transmission level. Uintah County is the only county in Utah that is in high transmission.As there are no longer public health orders in place, TCHD continues to update regarding transmission levels for public awareness.
A transmission level (high, moderate, low) is determined if a county has two of the three metrics in the designated level of transmission. 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 19 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 367/100,000, which equates to 131 cases in the past 14 days.
Duchesne County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 10 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 186/100,000, which equates to 37 cases in the past 14 days.
Daggett County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 28 percent and the 14-day case rate per 100,000 population was 421/100,000, which equates to 4 cases in the past 14 days.
Statewide total ICU utilization 74 percent. Seven-day COVID-19 utilization is 11 percent.
Over the past 7 days the tri-county area has seen 18 new COVID-19 related hospitalizations and zero 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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