Colorado COVID update on cases, vaccinations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials spoke Wednesday as cases and hospitalizations continue to decline in the state.
DENVER — Officials with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) gave an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and vaccination efforts on Wednesday.
Nisha Alden, respiratory disease and COVID-19 surveillance manager, reported that 14-day case rates continue to decrease among all age groups.
The number of confirmed hospitalized COVID-19 patients decreased to 396. During the peak of the most recent surge, there were roughly 679 confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized. During the largest peak in the winter, there were 1,847 confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized.
A total of 52.5% of Colorado’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 45.4% are fully-vaccinated, according to the latest data from the CDPHE.
Alden said that cases rates are lower in counties that have high vaccination rates, which is shown in the graph below.
Alden also reported that there have been 2,916 vaccine breakthrough cases recorded so far, when a patient gets COVID after being vaccinated.
Among those cases, 218 have been hospitalized and 38 have died.
She said that some breakthrough cases are to be expected, and the current amount represents less than 0.1% of all vaccinated Coloradans.
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Last week, COVID-19 Incident Commander Scott Bookman reported that case rates continue to decline among all age groups and hospitalizations are also down, and credited increasing vaccination rates.
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Gov. Jared Polis on Friday announced that Sally Sliger of Mead was the first $1 million winner of the Colorado Comeback Cash COVID-19 vaccine drawing.
“The odds of me and my family being given $1 million overnight seemed impossibly small,” Sliger said at a news conference Friday at the Governor’s Residence. “Even with this winning, I’m still having a hard time believing our luck of the draw.”
The Colorado Lottery is holding five drawings between June 4 and July 7. Anyone 18 and older who is a Colorado resident and has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered. You can check if your record is in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) here.
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