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Coronavirus in Colorado: COVID-19 updates for April 25-May 1, 2022

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 25, 2022

More than 1,375,500 people in Colorado have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 61,800 have been hospitalized as of Monday, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Click here for the latest update on the number of cases, the age, gender and location of presumptive positive, indeterminate and confirmed cases from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Below, we're updating this blog with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Colorado.


Latest updates:

Friday, April 29

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

Here's the latest COVID-19 data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

1,383,024 cases (+933)
62,006 hospitalized (+6)
64 counties (+0)
4,861,366 people tested (+1,952)
17,393,760 test encounters (+16,886)
12,150 deaths among cases (+7)
13,219 deaths due to COVID-19 (+18)
8,625 outbreaks (+1)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 103 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 15 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 5.95%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Friday, 4,466,185 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,032,362 have been fully vaccinated.

Thursday, April 28

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

Here's the latest COVID-19 data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

1,382,091 cases (+1,199)
62,000 hospitalized (+30)
64 counties (+0)
4,859,414 people tested (+2,213)
17,376,874 test encounters (+16,838)
12,143 deaths among cases (+1)
13,201 deaths due to COVID-19 (+10)
8,624 outbreaks (+14)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 103 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 15 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 5.85%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

AsAs of Friday4,465,522 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,031,623 have been fully vaccinated.

2:18 p.m. | CU Boulder commencement ceremonies return to Folsom Field May 5

The University of Colorado Boulder will resume in-person commencement ceremonies starting May 5, officials announced Thursday.

The spring ceremony will honor both the fall 2021 and summer 2022 degree candidates. Alumnus Tom Costello, a correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, will be the keynote speaker.

Information about any COVID-19 protocols was not immediately available.

Wednesday, April 27

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

Here's the latest COVID-19 data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

1,380,892 cases (+1,246)
61,970 hospitalized (+11)
64 counties (+0)
4,857,201 people tested (+1,802)
17,360,036 test encounters (+13,503)
12,142 deaths among cases (+1)
13,191 deaths due to COVID-19 (+6)
8,610 outbreaks (+12)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 103 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 15 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 5.54%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Wednesday, 4,464,859 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,030,971 have been fully vaccinated.

2:59 p.m. | Colorado congressman tests positive for COVID-19

Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter has tested positive for COVID-19.

"Unfortunately I tested positive for COVID-19 this morning," Perlmutter said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. "I am vaccinated and boosted and experiencing only minor cold-like symptoms. I will work virtually while quarantining in Washington D.C. according to the guidance set forth by the House Attending Physician."

Perlmutter is the latest politico to test positive for the virus in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, April 26

4:47 p.m. | CDPHE suspends Red Rock Pharmacy from COVID-19 vaccination program

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment suspended CD Colorado Pharmacy, LLC (DBA Red Rock Pharmacy) from the COVID-19 vaccination program after a routine, scheduled visit revealed the pharmacy was not meeting "necessary standards," the department announced Tuesday.

The suspension is effective immediately, according to CDPHE.

Red Rock Pharmacy did not meet required CDC and FDA standards, CDPHE said in a press release. This included:

  • Improper storage and handling of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Failure to monitor and document temperatures of vaccines transported to off-site clinics.
  • Administration of vaccine to individuals outside of manufacturer storage and handling recommendations.
  • Missing and/or incomplete documentation of vaccine administration in the Colorado Immunization Information System.

All patients who were vaccinated at Red Rock Pharmacy off-site clinics between January 15, 2021 and April 1, 2022 should be revaccinated to the following guidelines, according to CDPHE. Click here to read more.

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

Here's the latest COVID-19 data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

1,379,646 cases (+1,143)
61,959 hospitalized (+26)
64 counties (+0)
4,855,399 people tested (+1,313)
17,346,533 test encounters (+6,641)
12,141 deaths among cases (+13)
13,185 deaths due to COVID-19 (+8)
8,598 outbreaks (+0)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 88 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 11 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 5.62%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.
As of Wednesdayay, 4,464,030 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,030,310 have been fully vaccinated.

Monday, April 25

Here's the latest COVID-19 data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. A reminder that today's state data is an aggregate from the weekend as well as Monday's.

1,378,503 cases (+2,963)
61,933 hospitalized (+71)
64 counties (+0)
4,854,086 people tested (+4,228)
17,339,892 test encounters (+31,936)
12,128 deaths among cases (+28)
13,177 deaths due to COVID-19 (+8)
8,598 outbreaks (+12)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 88 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 11 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 5.08% (this figure was not updated as of 5:45 p.m.). The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of TuesdayAs of Tuesdayy, 4,462,922 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,028,991 have been fully vaccinated.

Click here for the COVID-19 live blog for April 18-24, 2022.