Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 5, 2021
One more county resident dies from COVID-19, brings total deaths to 13

The Tooele County Health Department released updated age and sex information related to local COVID-19 cases on Dec. 24, 2020.

Looking at the positive case rate per 100,000 individuals, the county Health Department reported that the age group 25-44 years old was most likely to test positive for COVID-19, with females slightly in the lead.

The second age category that tests positive for COVID-19 most frequently was the 45-64-year-old category, with females still leading for more positive diagnoses than among males in the same age group.

Third in line was the 16 to 24-year-old age category, with females still testing positive more frequently than males.

The age grouping of 1 to 15-year-old, was in fourth place, but with males testing positive more often than females.

The least frequent age group to catch COVID-19 per 100,000 individuals, was the 65-84 age category, with more males than females testing positive.

As of Jan. 4, 2021, Tooele County had 4,716 test confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Utah Department of Health.

There has been a total of 131 hospitalizations of county residents and 13 deaths of county residents since the start of the pandemic.

On Dec. 24, the totals for Tooele County were 3,790 positive cases, 123 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths.

This means that since Christmas Eve, there have been 926 new reported cases in the county, 8 more hospitalizations and one more death.

According to 2019 U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, Tooele County comprises 2.2% of Utah’s population.

As of Jan. 4, 2021, Tooele County residents accounted for 1.6% of the state’s total positive COVID-19 cases, 1.2% of the state’s hospitalizations, and 0.99% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths.

According to the Utah Department of Health, as of Jan. 3, 2021, Tooele County’s positive case rate per 100,000 individuals was 6,746. The rate for the same time period in Salt Lake County was 9,546. The rate in Utah County was 11,168. The rate in Summit County was 8,022.

The lowest case per 100,000 in the state as of Jan. 3, 2021 was in the TriCounty Health Department. Their rate per 100,000 was 4,536.

The TriCounty Health Department includes Uintah, Duchesne, and Daggett counties.


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