Summit County’s COVID-19 incidence rate has increased |

Summit County’s COVID-19 incidence rate has increased

Summit County’s COVID-19 incidence rate increased in the past week. According to the county’s website, its cumulative seven-day incidence rate is 135 cases per 100,000 people, up from 103 cases last week. 

From Wednesday, Aug. 17, to Wednesday, Aug. 24, the county totaled 42 new cases. 

In the past 28 days, the highest number of cases was among those in the 70-79 (26 cases) and 20-29 (23 cases) age groups. A total of 20 cases were confirmed in youths and children ages 19 and younger.


There is no change in deaths compared to last week, meaning there have been no deaths due to COVID-19 in the past week.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s website says there have been 14 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Summit County since the beginning of the pandemic, 14 of which have been deaths due to COVID-19. 

The reported number of deaths due to COVID-19 appears to have gone up in the past week, but officials say the shift may not be accurate since the change is due to an issue with the data recording system that is still being worked on. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment explained that the federal coding system, which provides them with data on COVID-19 deaths, is currently undergoing an upgrade. Before the system update, the state consistently reported that there were 14 deaths due to COVID-19.


About 95% of the county’s resident population ages 0 and up has received at least one dose of the vaccine. About 83% of the same population has received their original vaccine series, meaning one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, two doses of Moderna or two doses of Pfizer.

About 42% of residents ages 5 and up have received at least one booster dose. 

About 28% of residents ages 50 and up have received two booster doses.

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