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COLORADO CORONAVIRUS: Colorado’s COVID-19 positivity rate rises to nearly 10%, hospitals continue to struggle

DENVER (KDVR) — The positivity and incidence of COVID-19 has soared in Colorado over the past week. The number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 also continues to rise in our state, forcing hospitals to make difficult decisions regarding patient care.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported on Sunday it had hospitalized 1,296 confirmed COVID-19 patients statewide. Current hospitalization rates are similar to last winter’s trends, but beds are much scarcer this time around. The seven-day average ICU bed usage hovers around 90% or higher.

As of Monday, the state’s 7-day positivity rate is 9.49%, which is an increase of 8.69%. The highest positivity rate in the state in the past seven days is Yuma County with 24.9% positivity.

From Nov. 1 to Nov. 8, 36 counties saw an increase in COVID-19 positivity, 24 saw a decline in COVID-19 positivity, three counties didn’t change from last week, and one county has performed fewer than 10 tests in the past week.

Colorado’s new COVID-19 cases are going up as the national rate falls.

Incidence rates have risen in the past seven days, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

CDPHE: 11/8/2021

Here’s a breakdown of the positivity rates for each province over the past seven days:

1 week positivity rate:

  • Adams: 10.5% (more than last week)
  • Alamosa: 7.6% (lower than last week)
  • Arapahoe: 9% (more than last week)
  • Archuleta: 17.4% (more than last week)
  • Baca: 7% (more than last week)
  • Curved: 2.8% (same)
  • Boulder: 6.5% (more than last week)
  • Broomfield: 8.8% (more than last week)
  • Chaffee: 8.8% (more than last week)
  • Cheyenne: 0.0% (less than last week)
  • Clear Creek: 7.5% (up from last week)
  • Conejos: 12.4% (lower than last week)
  • Costilla: 17.9% (more than last week)
  • Crowley: 1.8% (down from last week)
  • Custer: 13.8% (down from last week)
  • Delta: 13.5% (lower than last week)
  • Denver: 6.6% (up from last week)
  • Dolores: 5.9% (more than last week)
  • Douglas: 11.6% (more than last week)
  • Eagle: 14.8% (more than last week)
  • Elbert: 11.5% (lower than last week)
  • El Paso: 12.2% (more than last week)
  • Fremont: 12.4% (up from last week)
  • Garfield: 9.5% (more than last week)
  • Gilpin: 12.4% (up from last week)
  • Grand: 8.4% (more than last week)
  • Gunnison: 8.4% (down from last week)
  • Hinsdale: Less than 10 tests in the past week
  • Huerfano: 10.0% (lower than last week)
  • Jackson: 5.7% (more than last week)
  • Jefferson: 9.3% (same)
  • Kiowa: 4.1% (down from last week)
  • Kit Carson: 0.0% (less than last week)
  • More: 8.3% (less than last week)
  • La Plata: 7.9% (lower than last week)
  • Larimer: 9.1% (same)
  • Las Animas: 5.8% (down from last week)
  • Lincoln: 4.7% (up from last week)
  • Logan: 6.1% (up from last week)
  • Mesa: 10% (more than last week)
  • Mineral: 9.1% (more than last week)
  • Moffat: 10.9% (more than last week)
  • Montezuma: 9.2% (down from last week)
  • Montrose: 14.3% (down from last week)
  • Morgan: 8.4% (down from last week)
  • Otero: 6% (more than last week)
  • Ouray: 9.6% (more than last week)
  • Park: 11.6% (less than last week)
  • Phillips: 13.5% (more than last week)
  • Pitkin: 5.7% (down from last week)
  • Prowers: 10.5% (lower than last week)
  • Pueblo: 10.7% (more than last week)
  • Rio Blanco: 9.8% (lower than last week)
  • Rio Grande: 7.3% (more than last week)
  • Routt: 10.7% (more than last week)
  • Saguache: 12.7% (more than last week)
  • San Juan: 14.3% (more than last week)
  • San Miguel: 5.7% (more than last week)
  • Sedgwick: 3.3% (down from last week)
  • Top: 11.6% (lower than last week)
  • Counter: 10.7% (lower than last week)
  • Washington: 11.9% (more than last week)
  • Weld: 12.6% (more than last week)
  • Yuma: 24.9% (more than last week)