Summit County reports 114 COVID-19 cases, 3 hospitalizations over the week
Summit County reported 114 new cases and three hospitalizations among residents due to the novel coronavirus over the week, according to the county’s coronavirus webpage.
The total number of cases among residents now sits at 2,460. A total of 68 residents have been hospitalized since March 5.
The county continues to see an increase in its two-week case incidence rate due to the holidays. According to the state’s COVID-19 dial dashboard, the incidence rate as of Friday, Jan. 22, was 800.4 new cases per 100,000 people. That number falls well within the level red threshold on the dial.
The county’s positivity rate, which is the percent of positive tests out of total tests, is at 8% — which is up 0.1% from last week. The number falls within level orange on the state’s dial.
The county’s hospitalizations are in level yellow on the state’s dial, with the county reporting nine days of stable or declining hospitalizations. According to the county’s webpage, only four total patients, including residents and visitors, were admitted with the virus since Friday, Jan. 15.
Public Health Director Amy Wineland said this week that the county has reached a “saturation point” when it comes to vaccinating the 70-and-older population, meaning demand for the vaccination among that group has declined.
Now, the county is working to host targeted vaccine events in neighborhoods with people who might not have received notifications about vaccination appointments. The county is also administering second doses of the vaccine to people who received their first dose about a month ago.
The county will be hosting two vaccination clinics this weekend to administer second doses.
People who are eligible to be vaccinated still can make an appointment by visiting SummitCountyCo.gov/vaccine and clicking on the “scheduling vaccinations” tab.
The Summit School District reported seven quarantines at the following schools over the week:
- A Jan. 18 quarantine at Snowy Peaks due to COVID-19 symptoms
- A Jan. 18 quarantine at Silverthorne Elementary School due to COVID-19 symptoms
- A Jan. 19 quarantine at Silverthorne Elementary School due to COVID-19 symptoms
- A Jan. 20 quarantine at the district’s Central Administration Building due to a positive case
- A Jan. 20 quarantine at Summit High School due to a positive case
- A Jan. 20 quarantine at Upper Blue Elementary School due to a positive case
- A Jan. 21 quarantine at Frisco Elementary School due to a positive case
The following places offer testing for the virus in Summit County:
• Centura Health’s Centers for Occupational Medicine in Frisco: Testing available daily by appointment at the Vista Professional Building. To schedule an appointment, call 970-668-5584.
• State testing in Silverthorne: Drive-thru testing available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 591 Center Circle in Silverthorne. No appointment, insurance or identification is required.
• Vail Health testing in Frisco: Testing available by appointment from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Speakeasy Movie Theater, 103 S. Harris St. in Breckenridge. To book an appointment, go to VailHealth.org/covidscheduling.
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