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COVID by County: Utah vaccinations accelerate as case numbers go down

Posted at 5:24 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 19:24:09-05

Utah's decline in COVID-19 cases continues, and first dose vaccinations have reached more than one in 10 Utahns.

The declining case numbers span Utah's geography, with only four counties seeing increasing case numbers over a seven-day period. Those are Summit, Box Elder, Rich and Kane counties.

Utah's counties with populations over 100,000 all saw case numbers decrease more than 15 percent in FOX 13's tracking, comparing the seven days ending on Feb. 15 to those ending Feb. 8.

Vaccination numbers are accelerating across the board in Utah. Eleven percent of Utahns have received one dose of a COVID vaccine, and 5 percent have received both doses.

Several counties have higher vaccination rates than the state average. They are Salt Lake, Summit, Wasatch and San Juan. The Southeast Utah Health District encompassing Carbon, Emery and Grand counties also are outpacing the Utah average.

Tooele and Utah counties are the only areas with first shot rates lower than 10 percent.