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Covid by County: Utah's worst week reflected in counties big and small

Posted at 5:46 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 19:46:08-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The vast majority of Utahns live in a county that experienced its worst seven days of the pandemic in terms of case numbers.

15 of Utah’s 29 counties set a record this week…and two other big counties had their second worst week, this list shows those counties and the infection totals for the seven day period from the October 27 to November 2. (Those are the dates because Fox 13 has tracked the county numbers each Tuesday, though this week was delayed due to the election.)

In the next two charts you see…

  1. the weekly case totals for Utah’s Six Counties that each have more than 100,000 residents and…

  1. the case rate on a population adjusted level to show you a more equal comparison.

This chart shows the case rate per 100k residents in Utah’s 10 counties that each have more than 20,000 but fewer than 100,000 residents. Compare it to the previous chart and you see that several mid-sized counties have case rates that rival their more populous neighbors.

And this chart simply shows the number of positive tests reported in Utah’s smaller counties in the seven days of our report. We do not break down their case rates in the same way because the numbers involved are too small to make a meaningful comparison.