Box Elder, Carbon, Duchesne, Iron, Juab, Millard, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Uintah and Washington counties have been moved to a high transmission index.
The news was not good when the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) reported COVID numbers on Thursday, including 668 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, and that several counties are now back in the high transmission level.
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The Bear River Health District has recently experienced relatively low counts, including Thursday, and among the district’s three northern Utah counties, only Box Elder is included in high transmission.
The state announced Wednesday that it had reached 70 percent immunity, but in 11 of the 12 counties in high transmission, less than 60 percent of the adult population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Thursday report indicates that 4,722 Utahns have been tested since Wednesday. There were two COVID deaths across the country and there have been 2,389 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There have been 418,321 positive coronavirus cases since the outbreak.
The Bear River Health District (BRHD) reported a total of 22,460 cases in northern Utah, of which 22,130 were classified as “recovered.” To date, 969 people have been hospitalized in the pandemic, and there have been 112 coronavirus deaths in northern Utah.
As of Thursday, 53.3 percent of all district residents are fully vaccinated (69,235 people). It includes 55.7 percent in Cache County, 47.8 percent in Box Elder County and 47.9 percent in Rich County. A total of 146,908 doses have been administered in northern Utah.
The rolling seven-day average for new cases has been rising, and on Thursday the number rose by 18 to 379 per. Day.
Other metrics continue to rise, including the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people,” which has risen over the past 24 hours from 11.8 to 11.9 percent, while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests,” jumped to 8.0 percent from 7.9 percent.
State COVID admissions fell from 260 to 230 since Wednesday.
The latest news from Idaho shows 2,162 coronavirus deaths with 195,552 confirmed COVID-19 cases. In the three southeastern Idaho counties, case counts include 1,233 positive cases in Franklin County, 399 in Bear Lake County and 365 in Oneida County.