237 Active COVID-19 Cases in Southeast Utah

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On Monday evening, the Southeast Utah health Department announced 237 active cases of COVID-19 within the region. Ten of these patients are currently hospitalized due to the virus.

Since COVID-19 testing began, 34,201 tests have been administered throughout Carbon, Emery and Grand counties with 2,280 positive results and 15 deaths. With the rise in cases, Carbon, Emery and Grand counties remain in the High Transmission Level.

In the past seven days, Carbon County has averaged 195 tests per day with a positive test rate of 17.19%, down from 18.34% the previous week. In Emery County, an average of 98 tests have been administered per day with a positive test rate of 29.17%, up from 18.18% the previous week. Grand County has averaged 125 tests per day with an average positive test rate of 23.64%, up from 20.73% the previous week.

In Carbon County, 1,152 patients have tested positive for COVID-19. Of these, 100 cases remain active while 1,045 have recovered. Three Carbon County patients are currently hospitalized due to the virus while 40 others were formerly hospitalized. The seven deaths in the county include Carbon County men that had been hospitalized.

Emery County has recorded 626 cases of COVID-19, 69 of which remain active as 550 patients have recovered. Three Emery County patients are currently hospitalized due to the virus while 19 others were formerly hospitalized. There have been seven deaths within the county, including five Emery County men in the 65-84 age range, one Emery County woman in the 45-64 age range and one Emery County woman in the 45-64 age range.

In Grand County, 502 patients have tested positive for the virus. Of these, 68 cases remain active as 433 have recovered. Four Grand County patients are currently hospitalized due to the virus while nine others were formerly hospitalized. The lone death in the county was a Grand County man over the age of 85.

The age group with the most cases in the region is the 25-44 age group, which accounts for 33.46% of the total cases. The 44-64 age group comes in at 25.26% while the 15-24 group accounts for 20.13%. The remaining age groups, in descending order by percentage, are as follows: 65-84 (11.40%), 1-14 (8.51%), 85+ (.92%) and 0-1 (.31%).

As part of the total case count, the Southeast Utah Health Department also tracks cases involving students, teachers and staff at local schools as well as the university. School cases reflect the counts of positive students who were at school or a school activity while potentially infectious.

Carbon School District has recorded 85 cases of the virus, three of which remain active as 82 have recovered. At Pinnacle Canyon Academy, there has been one case reported, which remains active. USU Eastern has tallied 12 cases, all of which have recovered.

In the Emery School District, there have been 116 cases of the virus, six of which remain active as 110 have recovered. In the Grand School District, there have been 39 cases, two of which remain active while 37 have recovered. There have been no confirmed cases involving students or staff at Moab Charter School.

For case breakdowns, see the graphs below. For an interactive map that outlines case numbers by zip code, visit the Southeast Utah Health Department’s website.

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