Summit County’s COVID-19 incident rate drops


The incidence rate of COVID-19 in Summit County has been declining over the past week. According to the county’s website, its seven-day cumulative incidence rate is 216 cases per 100,000 population, up from 271 cases last week.

From Wednesday July 13 to Wednesday July 20, the county totaled 67 new cases.

In the past 28 days, the highest number of cases was in the age groups 60-69 years (55 cases) and 20-29 years (51 cases). A total of 25 cases have been confirmed in young people and children aged 19 and under.



Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 over the past week.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website says there have been 14 deaths among Summit County COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.



The reported number of deaths from COVID-19 appears to have decreased over the past week, but officials say the decrease may not be accurate as the change is due to a problem with the data recording system on which we work. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment explained that the federal coding system, which provides them with data on deaths from COVID-19, is currently being upgraded.

Vaccines

About 95% of the county’s resident population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. About 83% of Summit County residents have received their original vaccine series, meaning one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, two doses of Moderna or two doses of Pfizer.

Approximately 42% of residents aged 5 years and older received at least one booster dose.

About 26% of residents aged 50 and over received two booster doses.

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