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Coronavirus in Colorado: COVID-19 updates for June 6-June 12, 2022

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Jun 06, 2022

More than 1,461,100 people in Colorado have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 63,100 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, June 10

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,484,356 cases (+3,693)
63,488 hospitalized (+64)
64 counties (+0)
4,951,563 people tested (+3,082)
18,555,496 test encounters (+25,336)
12,625 deaths among cases (+14)
13,349 deaths due to COVID-19 (+0)
9,069 outbreaks (+4)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 270 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 45 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 12.65%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Friday, 4,493,127 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,056,954 have been fully vaccinated.

3:15 p.m. | Masks required in buildings at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Masks are now required in the visitor center at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge due to high community transmission of COVID-19 in Adams County.

Thursday, June 9

5:30 p.m. | Denver moves to high COVID-19 community level as more transmissible variants continue to spread unchecked

The City and County of Denver is now an area of high transmission of the novel coronavirus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC’s COVID-19 Integrated County View map showed Denver, along with Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Douglas and Jefferson counties all having levels of high transmission of the virus as of Thursday.

The latest data from the CDC showed Denver reported 350.1 cases and 11.3 new hospitalizations for COVID-19 per 100,000 people. Current CDC metrics classify a county in a high level of transmission for the virus if there are more than 10 new hospitalizations and more 200 cases per 100,000 people over a 7-day period.

Under a high COVID-19 community level, the CDC recommends people wear masks indoors and on public transit (preferably a high-quality mask like a KN95 or N95), stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, and get tested if they start experiencing cold-like symptoms. People at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should consider taking additional precautions.

It’s unclear at this point if the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) will implement a citywide mask mandate to prevent the continued unchecked spread of the highly transmissible BA.2.12.1, BA.4 and BA.5 sublineages of the omicron variant as it has done in the past, since hospitalizations do not appear to be rising at a level that would overwhelm the health care system.

It’s also not clear if other metro area counties will work in tandem with the DDPHE to implement more protections to prevent the spread of the virus as they did at the end of last year, when omicron first appeared in Colorado. Denver7 reached out to the DDPHE to ask if protective measures will be put in place to protect public health, but did not hear back by deadline.

Epidemiologists from across the world have raised concerns that letting the virus spread unchecked without nonpharmaceutical interventions in place, such as mask requirements and social distancing measures, could potentially result in more dangerous mutations of the virus and in long-term economic impacts for communities, as a sizeable portion of the population could end up developing Long COVID.

Denver’s 7-day average positivity rate as of June 5 was 11.7%, according to the latest city data – more than double of what is recommended by health experts to curb transmission of the virus, though the number is likely an undercount as more people are relying on at-home COVID-19 tests now that community testing sites have largely been shuttered.

Several other Colorado counties are also reporting high levels of COVID-19 transmission, per the CDC. They include Rio Blanco, Garfield, Pitkin, Ouray, San Miguel, San Juan, and La Plata counties.

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. Please note: Today's numbers show an additional 11,392 backlogged cases.

1,480,663 cases (+13,931)
63,424 hospitalized (+124)
64 counties (+0)
4,948,481 people tested (+2,540)
18,530,160 test encounters (+25,670)
12,611 deaths among cases (+12)
13,349 deaths due to COVID-19 (+0)
9,065 outbreaks (+35)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 270 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 45 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 12.39%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Thursday, 4,492,482 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,056,448 have been fully vaccinated.

Wednesday, June 8

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,466,732 cases (+3,043)
63,300 hospitalized (+96)
64 counties (+0)
4,945,941 people tested (+2,647)
18,504,490 test encounters (+19,665)
12,599 deaths among cases (+11)
13,349 deaths due to COVID-19 (+0)
9,030 outbreaks (+27)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 270 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 45 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 11.81%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Wednesday, 4,491,884 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,055,863 have been fully vaccinated.

Tuesday, June 7

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,463,689 cases (+2,562)
63,204 hospitalized (+54)
64 counties (+0)
4,943,294 people tested (+1,847)
18,484,825 test encounters (+15,348)
12,588 deaths among cases (+16)
13,349 deaths due to COVID-19 (+0)
9,003 outbreaks (+6)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 225 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 62 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 11.27%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Tuesday, 4,491,090 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,055,242 have been fully vaccinated.

Monday, June 6

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.

1,461,127 cases (+6,246)
63,150 hospitalized (+44)
64 counties (+0)
4,941,447 people tested (+5,899)
18,469,477 test encounters (+55,451)
12,572 deaths among cases (+5)
13,349 deaths due to COVID-19 (+0)
8,997 outbreaks (+17)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, shows 225 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 62 more than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 11.22%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Monday, 4,490,239 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 4,054,527 have been fully vaccinated.

Click here for the COVID-19 live blog for May 30-June 5, 2022.