Weekly case numbers plummet as county appears headed for level green
Summit County reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 over the week, according to the county’s coronavirus webpage.
The total number of cases among residents stands at 3,671. No new hospitalizations among residents were reported over the week, keeping the total at 136 since March 5, 2020.
According to the state’s dashboard, the county was reporting 74.2 new cases per 100,000 residents as of 4 p.m. Friday. That number is down 77.5 cases per 100,000 residents from last week.
The county’s positivity rate — the percentage of tests that return positive — is 4.8%, which is down 0.9 percentage points from last week.
The county’s hospitalizations are down with 13 days of declining or stable hospitalizations compared with 10 days of decline last week.
Summit County is currently in level yellow on the localized dial. To move forward on the dial into level blue, the county would need an incidence rate of 250 or lower and 60% of residents would need to be fully vaccinated. Right now, the county is on track to skip over level blue and move into level green on Wednesday, May 5, so long as the incidence rate does not exceed 100 new cases per 100,000 residents.
Once the county moves to a less restrictive level on the dial, it will not move backward unless hospitalizations surge.
According to the county’s webpage, 72.5% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine with 54.6% being fully vaccinated. Of the county’s population of residents 70 and older, 75.4% have been fully vaccinated.
The county is no longer asking individuals to preregister at CoMasVax.org to be vaccinated. While individuals are still able to preregister and get an appointment, neighborhood pods are open to walk-ins, as well. A complete list of upcoming vaccination events can be found on the county’s coronavirus webpage at SummitCountyCo.gov/vaccine.
The Summit County Public Health Department reported three outbreaks this week at the following locations:
- Three cases at Breckenridge Distillery in Breckenridge
- Two cases at REI in Dillon
- Four cases at Spencer’s Restaurant in Breckenridge
Summit School District reported no quarantines over the week.
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. No appointment, insurance or identification required.
• Vail Health testing in Breckenridge: Testing available by appointment from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Speakeasy Movie Theater, 103 S. Harris St. To book an appointment, go to VailHealth.org/covidscheduling.
The following links have information about how to get vaccinated:
• Summit County: SummitCountyCo.gov/vaccine
• Centura Health: Centura.org/vaccine-scheduling
• City Market pharmacies: CityMarket.com/rx/covid-eligibility
• Safeway pharmacy: Safeway.com/vaccinations
• Walmart pharmacy: Walmart.com/cp/flu-shots-immunizations/1228302
• Summit Community Care Clinic: SummitClinic.org/index.php/care-services/covid-19-information
People ages 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine. People with questions about the local response to COVID-19 can call the county’s hotline at 970-668-9730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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