Summit County reports 84 new cases of coronavirus, 3 outbreaks over the week
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add newly released information about quarantines at Summit School District and to update the incidence rate.
Summit County reported 84 new cases of the novel coronavirus over the week, according to the county’s coronavirus webpage.
Along with the rise in cases is a jump in the county’s incidence rate — the number of new cases per 100,000 people. In the past two weeks, the rate has jumped to 371.2 cases per 100,000 people, putting the county in the stay-at-home level of response on the state’s COVID-19 dial. That eventually could mean a complete closure of nearly all activities if case numbers aren’t curtailed.
The county has administered 5,381 tests for the virus, up 522 from last week. Of those tests, 7% have returned positive, which falls within the safer-at-home Level 2 threshold.
The county also has seen stable or declining hospitalizations for the past 14 days, which falls within the safer-at-home Level 1 threshold. The county has reported 34 total hospitalizations since March 5, up three from last week.
The majority of cases continue to be among people age 20-29 years old.
The county reported three outbreaks since Friday, Oct. 16, bringing the total number of outbreaks to 21.
Cornerstone Real Estate of Rocky Mountains in Breckenridge had an outbreak of at least two cases among employees; Sun Logic in Breckenridge reported an outbreak of at least 11 cases among employees; and Dillon Dam Brewery reported an outbreak of at least two cases among employees.
The Summit Daily has a complete list of outbreaks on its website, which will be updated as they occur.
In its weekly update on Friday, the Summit School District reported eight new quarantines at the following schools:
- Frisco Elementary on Oct. 18 because of students or staff with symptoms
- Summit High School on Oct. 18 because of students or staff with symptoms
- Silverthorne Elementary on Oct. 18 because of students or staff with symptoms
- Summit Middle School on Oct. 19 because of a positive case
- Summit Middle School on Oct. 19 because of students or staff with symptoms
- Summit High School on Oct. 19 because of students or staff with symptoms
- Summit High School on Oct. 21 because of a positive case
- Summit High School on Oct. 21 because of a probable case
One of the quarantines at Summit High School is related to the football team, which had to cancel two of its games.
Any students or staff members with symptoms and their close contacts have been placed on a 10-day quarantine at minimum. The district did not say how many people have tested positive or are showing symptoms of the virus.
As of Wednesday, Oct. 21, the county’s case data webpage reported an incidence rate of zero cases per 100,000 people among the birth to 9-year-old age range and 9.7 cases per 100,000 people in the 10- to 19-year-old age range.
Centura Health provides testing by appointment at its clinic in the Vista Professional Building on School Road in Frisco.
Testing is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Sundays.
To make an appointment, call 970-668-5584.
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