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Coronavirus in Colorado: COVID-19 updates for March 21-March 27, 2022

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Mar 21, 2022

More than 1,330,850 people in Colorado have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 61,000 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, March 25

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,340,626 cases (+2,295)
61,300 hospitalized (+63)
64 counties (+0)
4,807,563 people tested (+1,847)
16,983,516 test encounters (+12,313)
11,951 deaths among cases (+5)
12,957 deaths due to COVID-19 (+21)
8,506 outbreaks (+2)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, show 135 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 16 fewer than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 3.26%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Friday, 4,439,617 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,983,229 have been fully vaccinated.

Thursday, March 24

4 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,338,331 cases (+1,223)
61,237 hospitalized (+16)
64 counties (+0)
4,805,716 people tested (+2,044)
16,971,203 test encounters (+15,231)
11,946 deaths among cases (+4)
12,936 deaths due to COVID-19 (+6)
8,504 outbreaks (+11)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, show 135 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 16 fewer than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 2.99%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Thursday, 4,439,086 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,982,607 have been fully vaccinated.

Wednesday, March 23

4:00 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,337,108 cases (+1,332)
61,221 hospitalized (+36)
64 counties (+0)
4,803,672 people tested (+1,870)
16,955,972 test encounters (+13,890)
11,942 deaths among cases (+9)
12,930 deaths due to COVID-19 (+16)
8,493 outbreaks (+7)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, show 135 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, 16 fewer than a week ago. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate was 2.75%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

AAs of Thursday 4,438,536 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,981,834 have been fully vaccinated.

Tuesday, March 22

6:00 p.m. | Latest coronavirus data

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

1,335,776 cases (+1,582)
61,185 hospitalized (+35)
64 counties (+0)
4,801,802 people tested (+1,533)
16,942,082 test encounters (+7,016)
11,933 deaths among cases (+46)
12,914 deaths due to COVID-19 (+32)
8,493 outbreaks (+18)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, show 151 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate as of Wednesday, March 16 (the latest available data from the CDPHE) was 2.64%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.
As of Wednesdayay, 4,437,268 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,980,330 have been fully vaccinated.

12:02 p.m. | CDPHE blames system upgrade on error during Monday's COVID-19 data update

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) says a system upgrade on Thursday and Friday of last week led to the COVID-19 data dashboard incorrectly adding more than 1,200 "deaths among cases" that had dates extending back to the beginning of the pandemic.

The data has since been corrected.

8 a.m. | Vitalant testing for COVID-19 antibodies

If you donate blood through Vitalant, that blood will be tested for antibodies for the virus that causes COVID-19. They will also test to see if the donating individual has plasma that can be used to help COVID-19 patients with a weakened immune system.

For a limited time, all donations will be tested and results will be available in donors’ online accounts about two weeks later, the company said Tuesday morning.

To donate blood, visit vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825.

Monday, March 21

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 - including Friday - as well as Monday's.

1,330,851 cases (+3,343)
61,076 hospitalized (+74)
64 counties (+0)
4,795,508 people tested (+4,761)
16,900,374 test encounters (+34,692)
11,887 deaths among cases (+1,213)
12,818 deaths due to COVID-19 (+64)
8,473 outbreaks (+13)

The latest hospital data, which the state is now updating only on Wednesdays, show 151 beds in use by patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Colorado’s seven-day average positivity rate as of Wednesday, March 16 (the latest available data from the CDPHE) was 2.64%. The state’s goal is to remain below 5%.

As of Monday, 4,436,746 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Colorado and 3,979,628 have been fully vaccinated.

Click here for the COVID-19 live blog for March 14-March 20, 2022.