Summit County reported 72 new cases of COVID-19 this week, according to the county’s coronavirus web page.
The total number of cases among residents stands at 3,598. No new hospital admissions were reported among residents this week, leaving the total number at 134 since March 5, 2020.
The state’s COVID-19 dial expired Friday, and Summit County health officials adopted a similar – albeit less restrictive – dial to use locally. The dial change made Summit yellow again, increasing capacity at many businesses, including restaurants, fitness centers, offices and personal services.
According to the state dashboardthe province reported 216.2 new cases per 100,000 people as of Friday 4 p.m. That number dropped by 132.4 cases per 100,000 people last week and falls in blue on the county’s new dial. However, to reach level blue, 60% of Summit County residents must be vaccinated.
The county’s positivity rate – the percentage of tests that return positive – is now 6.5%, which is 2.4 percentage points lower than last week.
Hospital admissions in the province increased slightly with 11 days of decreasing or stable hospital admissions, compared to 13 days of decreasing last week. Despite no new hospitalizations this week, the county reported two new hospitalizations last week, which were likely delayed reaching the state’s dashboard.
According to the province’s web page66% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 36.8% have been fully vaccinated. 74.5% of the inhabitants of the province aged 70 and older have been vaccinated.
All Summit County residents aged 16 and older are eligible for vaccination. Sign up at CoMassVax.org
Summit County’s Public Health Department reported three outbreaks this week at the following locations:
- Three cases at Peak 8 Properties Grand Colorado in Breckenridge
- Three cases at Infinity Certified Welding & Fabrication in Silverthorne
- Three cases at an adult social gathering in Montezuma
An outbreak is defined as two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a non-household group with onset of symptoms within 14 days.
The Summit School District reported four quarantines during the week at the following schools:
- A quarantine was issued at Breckenridge Elementary on Sunday, April 11 due to a positive case
- A quarantine was issued in Dillon Valley Elementary on Sunday April 11 due to a positive case
- A quarantine was issued at Snowy Peaks on Sunday, April 11 due to a positive case
- A quarantine was issued on Monday, April 12 at Summit Middle School due to symptoms of the virus