The Southeast Utah Health Department announced 44 new cases of COVID-19 within the region on Thursday evening. These include 29 in Carbon County, 11 in Emery County and four in Grand County. With the rise in cases, Carbon, Emery and Grand counties remain in the High Transmission Level.
Over 19,917 tests have been administered throughout Carbon, Emery and Grand counties with 1,094 positive results. There have been eight deaths in the region while 11 patients are currently hospitalized.
In Carbon County, 613 patients have tested positive for COVID-19. Of these, 228 cases remain active while 382 have recovered. Nine Carbon County patients are currently hospitalized due to the virus while 17 others were formerly hospitalized. The three deaths in the county include Carbon County men in the 65-84 age range that had been hospitalized.
Emery County has recorded 237 cases of COVID-19, 59 of which remain active as 174 patients have recovered. Two Emery County patients are currently hospitalized due to the virus while 13 others were formerly hospitalized. There have been four deaths within the county, including three Emery County men in the 65-84 age range and one Emery County woman in the 45-64 age range.
In Grand County, 244 patients have tested positive for the virus. Of these, 70 cases remain active as 173 have recovered. No Grand County patients are currently hospitalized due to the virus; however, five 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 33.39% of the total cases. The 44-64 age group comes in at 25.62% while the 15-24 group accounts for 21.68%. The remaining age groups, in descending order by percentage, are as follows: 65-84 (11.34%), 1-14 (6.50%), 85+ (1.19%) and 0-1 (.27%).
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. Carbon School District has recorded 51 cases of the virus, 16 of which remain active as 35 have recovered. USU Eastern has tallied 12 cases, one of which remains active as 11 have recovered.
In the Emery School District, there have been 42 cases of the virus, 15 of which remain active as 27 have recovered. In the Grand School District, there have been 24 cases, seven of which remain active while 17 have recovered. There have been no confirmed cases involving students or staff at Pinnacle Canyon Academy or 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.