COVID case count high
Covid cases remain high in San Juan County, with 503 active cases reported as of February 8.
The number of active cases is down slightly from a few weeks ago, when the county reached an all-time high of 661 cases on January 28.
It is assumed that the actual number of active cases is higher due to limitations in testing. In January, Utah Governor Spencer Cox said residents were overwhelming testing stations in some areas and could assume that they were positive if they were symptomatic.
Despite the drop in recent days, active COVID-19 cases are consistently higher in 2022 than at any point in the nearly three-year pandemic.
While the number of active cases has skyrocketed in recent weeks, the number of hospitalizations and deaths has not increased at the same rate.
The 7-day case rate in the county is at 934.2 per 100,000 with a 7-day average of 20.4 cases per day.
Cases are high across the county with 155 active cases in the Blanding area, 161 active cases in the Montezuma Creek / Aneth area, 39 active cases in the Monticello area, and 63 active cases in the Monument Valley / Navajo Mountain area.
Public health officials encourage residents to continue to take appropriate precautions.