Summit County COVID-19 case rate drops into the hundreds

Summit County’s COVID-19 case rate is officially in the triple digits as cases continue to decline after a surge of positive omicron tests.

Since Friday, January 28, the department’s website said the seven-day cumulative incidence rate is 709 cases per 100,000 people, up from 1,393 cases last week. From Thursday, Jan. 20 through Wednesday, Jan. 26, the county totaled 220 new cases.

As of Wednesday, there were three people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Summit County, but no new deaths.

In the past 28 days, the highest number of cases were in the age groups 20-29 (510 confirmed cases) and 30-39 (432 confirmed cases). A total of 432 cases have been confirmed in young people and children aged 19 and under.


There was no change in virus-related deaths from last week.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website, there have been 12 deaths among the COVID-19 cases in Summit County. This number includes people who died from COVID-19, as well as some people who died from causes other than COVID-19 while also testing positive for the virus within 30 days of death.


The community continues to have a high vaccination rate. About 85% of the county’s population is considered fully immunized. About 43% of the county’s population received a booster dose, up from last week.

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