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Coronavirus in Colorado: COVID-19 updates for April 4-10, 2022

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Apr 04, 2022

More than 1,349,700 people in Colorado have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 61,500 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 8

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,355,882 cases (+2,241)
61,576 hospitalized (+24)
64 counties (+0)
4,828,565 people tested (+1,570)
17,144,991 test encounters (+11,497)
11,984 deaths among cases (+4)
13,045 deaths due to COVID-19 (+6)
8,537 outbreaks (+4)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 80 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4 fewer than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 3.36%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Friday, 4,448,565 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,991,845 have been fully vaccinated.

3:54 p.m. | CDPHE suspends Centennial-based clinic from state's COVID-19 vaccination program

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has suspended Centennial-based Health Now Medical, LLC (operating as Health Now Family Practice) from the COVID-19 Vaccination Program, effective immediately due to COVID-19 vaccine compliance issues CDPHE officials found during a regularly scheduled site visit.

The CDPHE reported the following issues inside the clinic:

  • Improper storage and handling of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Inventory discrepancies
  • Incomplete documentation of vaccine administration
  • Missing temperature documentation
  • Administration of vaccine to people outside of manufacturer recommendations
  • Violations of federal billing requirements

"Due to multiple occurrences of storage and handling issues, it is likely that as many as 68 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at Health Now Family Practice will be considered invalid, and those patients will need to be revaccinated," CDPHE officials said in a statement.

State health officials are currently consulting with the CDC on specific storage and handling incidents to determine an exact revaccination guidance, they said. Once that is done, Health Now Family Practice will contact affected patients directly with more information about revaccination.

People vaccinated at Health Now Family Practice can contact CDPHE with questions at cdphe_covidvax@state.co.us or 1-877-268-2926.

Thursday, April 7

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,353,641 cases (+1,385)
61,552 hospitalized (-6)
64 counties (+0)
4,826,995 people tested (+1,739)
17,133,494 test encounters (+18,817)
11,980 deaths among cases (-2)
13,039 deaths due to COVID-19 (+12)
8,533 outbreaks (+15)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 80 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4 fewer than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 3.32%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Thursday, 4,447,816 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,991,209 have been fully vaccinated.

Wednesday, April 6

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,352,256 cases (+1,408)
61,558 hospitalized (+24)
64 counties (+0)
4,825,256 people tested (+1,510)
17,114,677 test encounters (+11,428)
11,982 deaths among cases (+2)
13,027 deaths due to COVID-19 (+0)
8,533 outbreaks (+15)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 80 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4 fewer than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 3.18%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Wednesday 4,447,071 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,990,543 have been fully vaccinated.

12:34 p.m. | Colorado closing 40 COVID-19 community testing sites in April

Colorado will gradually close 40 COVID-19 community testing sites by the end of April as it continues to transition its pandemic response to more traditional health care settings, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) officials announced Wednesday.

Eighty other state-run sites, which have the capacity to administer 26,000 tests per day, will remain open throughout the state, state officials said, but it's unclear how long those sites will remain operational.

The first community testing site to be dismantled will be Water World in Federal Heights, which will administer its last tests this Friday. Timberline Church in Fort Collins, Red Rocks Community College in Arvada, Littleton SouthWest Plaza, and the Jefferson County Fairgrounds will shut down starting April 14.

Colorado will continue distributing rapid at-home testing kits to community sites, including recreation centers, public libraries and fire stations, CDPHE officials said, adding they're prepared to reopen strategically located drive-thru community testing sites and equity testing mobile vans in a two-to-four week time period should it become necessary. Testing options for students K-12 and residential care settings are also available, they said.

Here's a full list of the sites that will be closing by the end of April:

Closing April 8:

  • Water World - Federal Heights

Closing April 14:

  • Jefferson County Fairgrounds - Golden
  • Inn at Silvercreek Granby - Granby
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts - Denver
  • La Veta Fire Protection District - La Veta
  • Lakewood at South Kipling - Lakewood
  • Lamar Community Building - Lamar
  • Lincoln County Public Health - Hugo
  • Littleton SouthWest Plaza - Littleton
  • Mission Medical - Colorado Springs
  • Monte Vista - Chapman Park - Monte Vista
  • Montessori School of Evergreen - Evergreen
  • Mountain Family Health Center - Rifle
  • Nederland Community Center - Nederland
  • Our Lady Mother of the Church - Commerce City
  • Peach Tree Shopping - Clifton
  • Red Rocks Community College - Arvada
  • Rocky Ford Public Safety Building - Rocky Ford
  • Rocky Mountain Prep - Denver
  • Silverthorne Recreation Center - Silverthorne
  • Sky Ridge Campus - Lone Tree
  • Snowmass Village Town Hall - Snowmass Village

Closing April 15:

  • Timberline Church - Fort Collins

Closing April 30:

  • 16th St Mall - Denver
  • 5th Street Garage -Auraria Campus - Denver
  • AIMS Community College - Greeley
  • Aspen Airport Cell Lot - Aspen
  • Aurora Center for Active Adults - Del Mar - Aurora
  • Buena Vista Community Center - Buena Vista
  • Clear Creek Valley Park - Arvada
  • Colorado Mountain College-Edwards
  • Rio Grande Social Services - Del Norte
  • Eastman Park - Windsor
  • Echo Park Stadium - Doug Co Parker - Parker
  • Fairplay Community Center - Fairplay
  • Fort Garland Community Center - Blanca
  • Fraser Historic Church - Fraser
  • Fruita 8/9 School (1835 J Rd. - Fruita
  • Georgetown, 1198 Argentine St. - Georgetown
  • Glenwood Springs Community Center - Glenwood Springs

Dr. Emily Travanty, the Laboratory Director for the CDPHE, said state health officials weighed community needs and capacity demand to determine which sites to close and which to leave open.

“Now is an appropriate time to begin this gradual transition as we continue to see a plateau in case rates in Colorado, and decreased demand for community testing," she said in a prepared statement.

Current demand for rapid PCR testing is less than 2,500 test per day on average — or about 5% of the state's total testing capacity, health officials said.

Tuesday, April 5

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,350,848 cases (+1,130)
61,534 hospitalized (+18)
64 counties (+0)
4,823,746 people tested (+1,342)
17,097,094 test encounters (+6,155)
11,980 deaths among cases (+4)
13,027 deaths due to COVID-19 (+16)
8,518 outbreaks (+0)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, show 84 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 51 fewer than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 3.12%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Wednesdayay, 4,446,316 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,989,911 have been fully vaccinated.

10:47 a.m. | COVID-19 Community testing sites being scaled back in Eagle County

Community testing sites are being scaled back in Eagle County as testing demand has dropped off significantly following the omicron surge in Colorado, Eagle County Public Health officials announced Tuesday.

Due to demand dropping off, county officials say they've discountinued stationary testing locations in Vail, Avon, Edwards, Eagle, and Gypsum since April 1. It's unclear if these sites would be restablished if cases start surging again.

Health officials said people who still want to get tested have other options, including: A mobile testing unit that is now operational for Gypsum, Eagle, Edwards, and El Jebel through a partnership with Roaring Fork Neurology and MicroGenDx. Locations and appointment information can be found at RFVCovidtest.com; free home COVID-19 test kits from the Eagle County government at their Avon, Eagle, and El Jebel offices.

Eagle County Health officials say these test kits will be available through the MIRA bus in the near future and can be ordered through the mail.

County health officials and local health care providers continue to emphasize the importance and benefit of vaccination as the best tool to prevent illness and hospitalization.

Monday, April 4

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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.

1,349,718 cases (+1,637)
61,516 hospitalized (+37)
64 counties (+0)
4,822,404 people tested (+3,578)
17,103,249 test encounters (+6,155)
11,976 deaths among cases (-1)
13,011 deaths due to COVID-19 (+11)
8,518 outbreaks (+1)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, show 84 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 51 fewer than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 2.86%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Tuesdayy, 4,445,659 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,989,322 have been fully vaccinated.

Click here for the COVID-19 live blog for March 28-April 3, 2022.