Summit County moves from high to moderate level of COVID-19 transmission

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. — The Summit County Health Department announced that as of March 18 Summit County has moved into the moderate level of transmission for COVID-19 – a downgrade from the previous status of high. According to transmission index metrics, this means the 7-day average percent positivity is in the 5.1-9.9% range, the 14-day case rate per 100K is in the 101 – 324 /100K range and statewide ICU isolation is in the 69%-71.9% range. The index is comprised of 3 levels: high, moderate and low. More information on the COVID-19 transmission index can be found here.

Governor Spender J. Cox announced earlier today that all Utahns 16 years of age or older will be eligible to register for COVID vaccines starting next Wednesday, March 24. Summit County vaccine clinics currently have Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (18+) vaccines. Teenagers 16-17 years old must register for the Pfizer vaccine at a participating Wasatch Front clinic.

Summit County has surpassed San Juan County for most first dose COVID-19 vaccines administered per capita among all counties in Utah.

47% of adults living in Summit County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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