Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations rise as deaths reach late-January levels

Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases and deaths all moved in the wrong direction over the last week, making it appear increasingly unlikely that the worst of the state’s fifth wave is over. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 1,012 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon, up from a recent low of 907 […]

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Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations hit highest level since early January as virus deaths rise

New COVID-19 cases in Colorado are at their highest level since the second week of January, with hospitalizations approaching the spring 2020 peak. Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment showed 12,877 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. As of Tuesday afternoon, 957 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The last […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall, though progress is slower – The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID-19 picture is still improving, though hospitalizations aren’t falling as fast as they were a week ago. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 556 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 across the state as of Monday afternoon. That’s 175 fewer people than needed hospital care on May 8, but still above last year’s summer […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 outbreaks fall for first time since late March – The Denver Post

The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Colorado fell this week for the first time since late March. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment defines an outbreak as two or more cases linked to the same location or event. An outbreak is only considered over when four weeks have passed with no new cases. The state reported 859 […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 outbreaks fall for first time since late March – The Denver Post

The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Colorado fell this week for the first time since late March. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment defines an outbreak as two or more cases linked to the same location or event. An outbreak is only considered over when four weeks have passed with no new cases. The state reported 859 […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations remain high despite falling case counts

New reported cases of COVID-19 in Colorado fell for a second week, but hospitalizations remained high, raising questions about the virus’s true spread. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 8,277 cases in the week ending Sunday, which was about 4,000 fewer than two weeks ago. Statewide, the percentage of tests coming back positive also is lower than […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccination pace slows while hospitalizations hold steady, outbreaks increase

Colorado is vaccinating fewer people than it was earlier in April, even as the state’s COVID-19 situation remains ambiguous — but the public health officials don’t expect problems from the Biden administration’s plan to redirect vaccine doses. Under the previous distribution plan, if a state didn’t order all of the doses it was eligible for in a given week, it […]

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Colorado’s “fourth wave” of COVID-19 isn’t the worst in the country, but there’s no sign it’s over yet

Colorado’s “fourth wave” of COVID-19 isn’t among the absolute worst spikes in the country, but it’s difficult to tell where it might go in the second half of April. Hospitalizations in Colorado from confirmed or suspected COVID-19 increased 33% from March 18 through Sunday, which was the 14th-highest rate of increase in the country. It’s nowhere near as bad as […]

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Colorado’s expansion of vaccine access stokes fears that appointments will be even harder to find – The Denver Post

How to make an appointment Brad Schildt has been haunting Walmart and King Soopers pharmacy websites to try to find a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, and he expects it’s only going to get harder as the state opens eligibility to everyone over 16 starting Friday. Schildt, 56, became eligible in Phase 1B.4 of Colorado’s vaccine distribution plan, which began March 19. […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 outbreaks drop overall, but rise in prisons

The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Colorado decreased again, as of Wednesday’s weekly report, though correctional institutions saw increases. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 578 active outbreaks, which was the fewest since late October. An outbreak is two or more cases tied to the same location or event. It isn’t considered over until four weeks […]

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