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.
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