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Summit County reports 114 new cases over the week

A medical technician performs a COVID-19 screening test at the Silverthorne drive-thru testing site Nov. 20.
Photo by Jason Connolly / Jason Connolly Photography

Summit County reported 114 new cases in the past week, according to the county’s coronavirus webpage.

The total number of cases now stands at 1,890. The total number of hospitalizations among residents since March 5 remains at 47. However, the county did report 14 hospitalizations among nonresidents over the week.

Although it remains in level red, Summit County’s two-week incidence rate continues to decline. As of Friday, Dec. 18, the county’s rate was at 861.8 new cases per 100,000 people, which is down 226.2 cases per 100,000 people since last week, according to the state’s dial dashboard.



The county’s testing positivity rate dropped over the week, as well. As of Friday, the positivity rate — the percentage of positive tests out of all tests — was at 8.3%, down 2% from last week. The positivity rate is now in level yellow on the state’s dial.

The county’s hospitalizations steadily have remained in level green on the state’s dial. According to the dial, the county has had 12 days of stable or declining hospitalizations.

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The downward trend of case numbers has allowed for the county to implement the state’s five-star certification program locally. Restaurants that are approved for the program can open immediately at 25% capacity with tables limited to one household.


Outbreaks

The county reported nine outbreaks at the following locations over the week:

  • Five cases at The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge
  • Two cases at Harmony Health Massage in Breckenridge
  • Three cases at Bath and Body Works in Silverthorne
  • Four cases at Sunrise Apartments in Keystone
  • Three cases among administration at Breckenridge ski school
  • Two cases among maintenance at Mountain Thunder Lodge in Breckenridge
  • Four cases at Colorado Mountain Cleaners in Silverthorne
  • Two cases at Columbia in Breckenridge
  • Three cases at Summit Community Care Clinic in Frisco

School data

The Summit School District reported one quarantine at Silverthorne Elementary on Monday, Dec. 14, due to a positive case.

The district also reported an outbreak of two cases among one staff member and a student at Summit High School on Thursday, Dec. 17.

How to get tested

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 is available by appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Speakeasy Movie Theater, 103 S. Harris St. in Breckenridge. To book an appointment, email summitcovidtesting@vailhealth.org including name, phone number and a copy of photo ID.

 


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