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These 5 Utah counties are now in the CDC’s worst COVID category

These 5 Utah counties are now in the CDC’s worst COVID category

June 21,2022 - With COVID-19 transmission spiking earlier this month, five Utah counties have landed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “high” transmission watch list.

According to CDC COVID-tracking data, these five Utah counties have landed in the CDC’s worst category, reporting high community transmission and hospitalization rates.

The five Utah counties with high community infection levels are:

  • Grand County
  • Salt Lake County
  • San Juan County
  • Summit County
  • Tooele County

Each county’s community level is determined by the number of new COVID cases, new COVID hospitalizations and the percent of in-patient beds occupied by COVID patients.

In high transmission counties, the CDC recommends wearing a well-fitting mask while indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk. Masks are also recommended for those who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness.

Read more here.

Source:<https://www.abc4.com/news/these-5-utah-counties-are-now-in-the-cdcs-worst-covid-category/>

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