Summit County COVID-19 Case Data

Summit County Public Health is actively monitoring, tracking, tracing and investigating COVID-19 cases in our community.

Summit County Case Data

Summit County COVID-19 case data is updated once each weekday. Please note that the number of positive cases reported here likely under-represents the actual spread of disease in our community. Testing is now more widely available to symptomatic individuals in our community, but the virus is now known to be present in asymptomatic individuals.

Data updated as of: 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2020

  • Positive cases: 3041
  • People tested: 2,6652
    • Pending tests: 101
    • Negative tests: 2,250
    • Positive tests: 244
  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 503
    • Tested positive: 34
    • Tested negative: 15
    • Pending tests: 0
    • Indeterminate result: 0
    • Lost specimen (lab): 1
  • Summit County Deaths Due to COVID-19: 24

Positive Cases by Age*

  • Ages 0-9: 3%
  • Ages 10-15: 5%
  • Ages 20-29: 30%
  • Ages 30-39: 20%
  • Ages 40-49: 16%
  • Ages 50-59: 15%
  • Ages 60-69: 6%
  • Ages 70-79: 4%
  • Ages 80+: 1%

Positive Tests by Gender*

  • Male: 56%
  • Female: 43%
  • Unknown: 1%

Positive Cases by Race/Ethnicity*

  • White, Non-Hispanic: 40%
  • White, Hispanic: 56%
  • Black, Non-Hispanic: 2%
  • Unknown: 2%

*Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding

1. The number of positive cases includes people who have had a test that indicated they were positive for COVID-19. The number of cases also includes probable cases, which meet one of the following criteria:

A. Exhibits COVID-19 symptoms and has had close contact with a positive case, but has no confirmatory lab testing

B. Exhibits COVID-19 symptoms and has tested positive using an antigen or serologic test

C. Is epidemiologically linked to a positive case and has tested positive using an antigen or serologic test.

The number of epidemiologically linked cases represents a small portion of the reported cases. The number of positive test results reported here does not accurately reflect the spread of illness in our community. We have reason to believe that the cumulative number of individuals who have been infected by the novel coronavirus is much higher. Widespread testing was not available in Summit County until late April. Furthermore, visitors who are tested in Summit County and test positive are counted in their county of residence, not in Summit County.

2. The number of pending tests and total number of individuals tested may not capture all testing activity related to Summit County residents. Individuals are being tested in other counties, and we are not privy to those numbers until the results are reported to us. Additionally, we are testing individuals who work in Summit County but reside in an adjacent county, and their results are compiled with their county of residence.

3. Hospitalizations represent individuals with severe COVID-19-like symptoms. All these individuals are tested for COVID-19, and our published hospitalization number includes individuals whose tests are positive, negative and pending. This number represents cumulative hospitalizations, not the number currently hospitalized. Some patients have been discharged; some have been transported to other facilities at lower elevations.

4. This figure represents the number of deaths of Summit County residents, even if a death occurs in another county because a patient is transported to lower elevation for treatment. Beginning May 15, the Colorado Department of Public Health began reporting deaths in two ways: 

  • The number of deaths among people with COVID-19. This represents the total number of deaths reported among people who have COVID-19, but COVID-19 may not have been the cause of death listed on the death certificate. This information is required by the CDC and is crucial for public health surveillance, as it provides more information about disease transmission and can help identify risk factors among all deaths across populations. 
  • The number of deaths among people who died from COVID-19: This represents the total number of people whose death was attributed to COVID-19 as indicated on a death certificate. This number is determined by the CDC and is updated daily for dates through the previous Saturday

Summit County COVID-19 Data Analysis

The charts below display a variety of data and metrics we use to evaluate the spread of disease in the community. These charts are updated weekly, usually on Fridays.

The chart shows number of negative tests, positive tests and rolling 14-day percentage of positives.

Figure 1. The chart above shows the positivity of COVID-19 testing of Summit County residents. The teal line represents the 14-day rolling percentage of COVID-19 tests in Summit County that are positive. Any given value on the teal line indicates the percentage of positive tests from that day and the previous 13 days combined. The positivity trend line was at or below 10 percent from May 3-23, and then rose above 10 percent after May 24. On June 4, the trend line fell below 10% and has since remained so.

Widespread testing in Summit County began on April 20. Prior to that date, area health care providers were only testing moderate and severe cases of respiratory illness. As such, any positivity data prior to April 20 does not reflect the true spread of illness in the community. The gold positivity trend line begins on May 3, the first date for which we had 14 days’ worth of data from widespread testing. Two weeks of positivity values less than 10% are an indicator that the community is successfully reducing disease spread through physical distancing, face coverings, and other strategies, and that public health officials could consider easing restrictions on certain social, recreational and commercial activities.  Other indicators that guide such decisions include trends in local COVID-19 hospitalizations, local hospital capacity and Denver-area hospital capacity.

Positive cases per 100,000 residents

Figure 2. The chart above shows the number of positive tests per 100,000 residents over a rolling two-week period. The value, represented by the gold line, peaks at 202 positive tests per 100,000 residents on May 4 and declines fairly steadily through May 18 to 106 positive tests per 100,000 residents. The line trends upward beginning May 20, with 131 per 100,000 on May 31, but then dips down below 100 cases per 100,000 by June 10 and continues to drop through June 24. The trend line then rises, surpassing 100 per 100,000 on July 7.

This chart shows the number of positive tests each day, and in 3-day and 7-day rolling averages.

Figure 3. The chart above displays the number of positive COVID-19 tests each day and a rolling 3-day average of positive tests. The number of new daily positive tests has gradually declined since peaking at 17 on April 23, falling below 2 per day through the month of June.

This chart displays the number and percentage of ICU beds occupied.

Figure 4. The chart above displays the number and percentage of beds occupied in the Summit Medical Center Intensive Care Unit. The number of occupied beds peaked at 6 on May 22 and fell to 0 by June 1. Between June 6 and June 12, the number of occupied ICU beds rose to 4 and has since remained close to 50% capacity. There are 8 ICU beds at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

COVID-19 patients at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center

Figure 5. The chart above displays the number of COVID-19 patients at Summit Medical Center, the number of COVID-19 patients transferred to Denver-area hospitals in the previous 24 hours and the number of ventilators in use. The greatest number of COVID-19 patients at SMC on a given day occurred on May 19, May 20 and May 23, when there were four COVID-19 patients. There were zero COVID-19 patients at SMC between May 26 and June 5. Between June 6 and June 22, there has typically been zero or one COVID-19 patient per day, except on June 11, when there were two. There was one ventilator in use on May 12 and one in use May 14-17. 

Cumulative COVID-19 cases in Summit County
Cases of COVID-19 in Summit County, by date of symptom onset.

Summit County Symptom Tracker

Have you felt ill at any point since March 1? Anonymously enter your symptoms to help us track COVID-19 activity in Summit County. To log symptoms or view the data dashboard, visit the Colorado Symptom Tracker & Dashboard.

Please note that the Symptom Tracker is not compatible with the Internet Explorer browser or older versions of the Microsoft Edge browser. We recommend using another browser, such as Google Chrome or Safari. Alternatively, download the most recent version of Microsoft Edge, which is compatible with the Symptom Tracker.

State of Colorado Case Data

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment publishes statewide data at about 4 p.m. each day.

COVID-19 Testing Limitations

Prior to late April, there was limited testing capacity in Summit County. There were bottlenecks of pending tests at the state and private laboratories, and the nationwide shortage of test kits was forcing us to prioritize for testing Summit County first responders, Summit County health care providers and those who were moderately or severely ill. Otherwise healthy individuals who were exhibiting symptoms of mild respiratory illness were not being tested for COVID-19, and were therefore not accounted for in the number of positive cases we were reporting for several weeks.

Centura Health Physicians Group, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and the Summit Community Care Clinic are now conducting widespread community testing for anyone who has symptoms. This provides Summit County Public Health with the necessary data to assess whether it is appropriate to relax some of the strict physical distancing regulations that have been in place this spring.

If you have had any symptoms of respiratory illness (100.4+ fever, muscle aches, cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, loss of smell/taste) please arrange for a COVID-19 test as soon as possible. Also, enter your symptoms into the Colorado Symptom Tracker & Dashboard so that we can better understand the spread of illness in our community.

Datos de casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Summit

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Summit está monitoreando, rastreando, siguiendo e investigando activamente los casos de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad.

Datos de casos en el Condado de Summit

Los datos de casos del COVID-19 en el Condado de Summit se actualizan una vez cada día de la semana. Tenga en cuenta que la cantidad de casos positivos reportados aquí representa en gran medida la propagación real de la enfermedad en nuestra comunidad, debido a la escasez de pruebas antes de 21 de abril.

Datos actualizados a partir de: 1:00 p.m.,

viernes, 10 de julio del 2020

  • Casos Positivos: 3041
    • Personas examinadas: 2,665
    • Pruebas pendientes: 101
    • Pruebas Negativas: 2,250
    • Pruebas Positivas: 244
  • Hospitalizacions Acumulativas: 503
    • Pruebas Positivas: 34
    • Pruebas Negativas: 15
    • Pruebas pendientes: 0
    • Resultado indeterminado: 0
    • Muestra perdida (laboratorio): 1
  • Muertes en el Condado de Summit: 24

Casos positivos por edad*

  • Edades 0-9: 3%
  • Edades 10-19: 5%
  • Edades 20-29: 30%
  • Edades 30-39: 20%
  • Edades 40-49: 16%
  • Edades 50-59: 15%
  • Edades 60-69: 6%
  • Edades 70-79: 4%
  • Edades 80+: 1%

Pruebas positivas por género*

  • Hombres: 56%
  • Mujeres: 43%
  • Desconocidos: 1%

Casos positivos por raza/etnia*

  • Blanco, No-Hispano: 40%
  • Blanco, Hispano: 56%
  • Negro, No-Hispano: 2%
  • Desconocido: 2%

*Los totales pueden no sumar 100% debido al redondeo

1.  El número de casos positivos incluye personas que se han sometido a una prueba que indicó que fueron positivos por COVID-19. El número de casos también incluye casos vinculados epidemiológicamente: casos en los que los epidemiólogos de salud pública han determinado que la infección es muy probable porque una persona exhibió síntomas y tuvo contacto cercano con alguien que dio positivo. El número de casos epidemiológicamente vinculados representa una pequeña porción de los casos reportados.

El número de resultados positivos de las pruebas que se informan aquí no refleja con precisión la propagación de enfermedades en nuestra comunidad. Tenemos razones para creer que el número de personas con COVID-19 es mucho mayor.

2.  El número de pruebas pendientes y el número total de personas evaluadas pueden no capturar todas las actividades de evaluación relacionadas con los residentes del Condado de Summit. Individuos están siendo evaluados en otros condados, y no estamos al tanto de esos números hasta que los resultados nos sean reportados. Además, estamos evaluando a personas que trabajan en el condado de Summit pero que residen en un condado adyacente, y sus resultados se compilan con su condado de residencia.

3.  Las hospitalizaciones representan a individuos con síntomas severos similares al COVID-19. Todos estos individuos son evaluados por COVID-19, y nuestro número de hospitalización publicado incluye individuos cuyas pruebas son positivas, negativas y pendientes. Este número representa hospitalizaciones acumulativas, no el número actualmente hospitalizado. Algunos pacientes han sido dados de alta; algunos han sido transportados a otras instalaciones en elevaciones más bajas.

4.  A partir del 15 de mayo, el Departamento de Salud Pública de Colorado comenzó a reportar muertes de dos maneras:

  • El número de muertes entre personas con COVID-19. Esto representa el número total de muertes reportadas entre las personas que tienen COVID-19, pero COVID-19 puede no haber sido la causa de muerte que figura en el certificado de defunción. Los CDC requieren esta información y es crucial para el resguardo de la salud pública, ya que proporciona más información sobre la transmisión de enfermedades y puede ayudar a identificar los factores de riesgo entre todas las muertes en las poblaciones.
  • El número de muertes entre las personas que murieron por COVID-19: Esto representa el número total de personas cuya muerte se atribuyó a COVID-19 como se indica en un certificado de defunción. El CDC determina este número y se actualiza diariamente para las fechas hasta el sábado anterior.

Rastreador de síntomas del condado de Summit

¿Te has sentido enfermo en algún momento desde el 1 de marzo? Ingrese sus síntomas de forma anónima para ayudarnos a rastrear la actividad del COVID-19 en el Condado de Summit. Para registrar síntomas o ver el panel de datos, visite el Rastreador de Síntomas del Condado de Summit.

Por favor tenga en cuenta que el Rastreador de Síntomas no es compatible con el navegador Internet Explorer o versiones desactualizadas del navegador Microsoft Edge. Recomendamos usar otro navegador, como Google Chrome o Safari. Alternativamente, descargue la versión más reciente de Microsoft Edge, que es compatible con el Rastreador de Síntomas.

Datos de casos del estado de Colorado

El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado publica datos estatales alrededor de las 4 p.m. cada día.

Casos acumulativos en Summit

Cumulative positive cases of COVID-19 in Summit County. The curve continues upward through April 15.
Number of positive cases over time. Summit County saw 9 new cases the week of April 12.

Limitaciones de la prueba del COVID-19

Antes de finales de abril, había una capacidad de pruebas limitada en el Condado de Summit. Hubo interrupción de pruebas pendientes en los laboratorios estatales y privados, y la escasez nacional de kits de pruebas nos estaba obligando a priorizar para evaluar a los socorristas del Condado de Summit, los proveedores de atención médica del Condado de Summit y aquellos que estaban moderadamente o gravemente enfermos. De lo contrario, las personas sanas que presentaban síntomas de enfermedad respiratoria leve no se estaban evaluando para detectar COVID-19, por lo tanto, no se contabilizaron en el número de casos positivos que informamos durante varias semanas.

Vail Health, el Centro Médico St. Anthony de Summit y la Clínica Comunitaria de Cuidados de l Summit ahora están realizando pruebas comunitarias generalizadas para cualquier persona que tenga síntomas. Esto proporcionará al Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Summit los datos necesarios para evaluar si es apropiado disminuir algunas de las regulaciones estrictas de distanciamiento social que se han implementado esta primavera.

Si ha tenido algún síntoma de enfermedad respiratoria (más de 100.4 °F/38 °C de fiebre, dolores musculares, tos, falta de respiración, dolor de cabeza, dolor de garganta), ingrese al Rastreador de Síntomas del Condado de Summit para que podamos comprender mejor la propagación de la enfermedad en nuestra comunidad.