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Coronavirus in Colorado: COVID-19 updates for July 11-July 17, 2022

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Jul 12, 2022

More than 1,500,800 people in Colorado have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 65,100 have been hospitalized as of Tuesday, 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, July 15

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,568,454 cases (+2,358)
65,666 hospitalized (+329)
64 counties (+0)
5,013,961 people tested (+2,016)
19,175,211 test encounters (+17,125)
12,877 deaths among cases (+0)
13,458 deaths due to COVID-19 (+0)
9,386 outbreaks (+10)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 324 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 11.95%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Friday, 4,532,277 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,071,558 have been fully vaccinated.

Thursday, July 14

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,566,096 cases (+2,293)
65,337 hospitalized (+68)
64 counties (+0)
5,011,945 people tested (+1,716)
19,158,086 test encounters (+21,847)
12,877 deaths among cases (+9)
13,458 deaths due to COVID-19 (+5)
9,376 outbreaks (+23)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 324 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 11.94%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Thursday, 4,530,995 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,070,873 have been fully vaccinated.

Wednesday, July 13

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,563,803 cases (+1,944)
65,269 hospitalized (+91)
64 counties (+0)
5,010,229 people tested (+1,497)
19,136,211 test encounters (+15,540)
12,868 deaths among cases (+14)
13,453 deaths due to COVID-19 (+22)
9,353 outbreaks (+0)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 324 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 4 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 11.94%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

AAs of Thursday 4,529,777 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,070,309 have been fully vaccinated.

2:48 p.m. | FDA authorizes Novavax's protein-based COVID-19 vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed off Wednesday on an emergency use authorization for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older.

The Novavax vaccine is protein-based. It's made with a more conventional technology than the Pfizer and Moderna shots, which used mRNA technology.

The Novavax vaccine is authorized for a two-dose primary series, which should be given three weeks apart. In clinical trials, Novavax said the most common side effects were headache, nausea, injection site tenderness and fatigue.

The Centers for Disease Control still needs to sign off on the vaccine.

In anticipation of getting the green light from health officials, the Biden administration announced Monday that it would purchase 3.2 million doses of the vaccine.

Tuesday, July 12

5:56 p.m. | Concerning omicron subvariant responsible for nearly half of new COVID-19 cases in Colorado

White House officials are raising concern about an omicron subvariant that's responsible for a majority of new COVID-19 cases nationwide and nearly half of new cases in Colorado.

The subvariant, BA.5, isn't new, but its impact is being felt everywhere.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the subvariant makes up 40% to 50% of new cases in the state. Other subvariants, including BA.4 and BA.2.12.1, make up the other half.

Still, the White House is concerned about the subvariant, as it may have an increased chance of escaping immunity.

Read the full story here.

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,563,859 cases (+2,226)
65,269 hospitalized (+91)
64 counties (+0)
5,008,732 people tested (+1,598)
19,120,671 test encounters (+11,475)
12,854 deaths among cases (+12)
13,431 deaths due to COVID-19 (+10)
9,353 outbreaks (+11)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 320 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 5 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 12.10%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Tuesday, 4,528,862 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,069,774 have been fully vaccinated.

Monday, July 11

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.

1,559,633 cases (+4,845)
65,092 hospitalized (+44)
64 counties (+0)
5,007,134 people tested (+4,371)
19,109,196 test encounters (+46,922)
12,842 deaths among cases (+3)
13,421 deaths due to COVID-19 (+0)
9,342 outbreaks (+15)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 320 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 5 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 12.16%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Monday, 4,528,091 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,069,366 have been fully vaccinated.

Click here for the COVID-19 live blog for July 4-July 10, 2022.