COLORADO CORONAVIRUS: These 11 counties have 0% COVID-19 positivity
COLORADO CORONAVIRUS: These 11 counties have 0% COVID-19 positivity

COLORADO CORONAVIRUS: These 11 counties have 0% COVID-19 positivity

DENVER (KDVR) – COVID-19 rates continue to fall in Colorado, and in many places it is to loosen restrictions as the state moves into endemic phase of the pandemic.

As of Monday, the state’s seven-day positivity rate was 2.93%, down from 3.11% seven days ago. The positivity rate measures the amount of COVID-positive tests for the total number of tests taken.

Over the past week, 11 counties fell to 0% positivity. Overall, 36 counties experienced a decrease in COVID-19 positivity, 20 counties experienced a small increase, two counties remained the same, and six counties administered fewer than 10 tests.

According to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmentincidence rates also fell over the past week.

Credit: CDPHE 3/14/22

Here’s a look at positivity rates for each county over the last seven days:

One week positivity rate:

  • Adams: 3.1% (down)
  • Alamosa: 6% (up)
  • Arapahoe: 3.7% (up)
  • Archuleta: 0.7% (down)
  • Baca: 0.0% (op)
  • Bent: 1.8 %% (up)
  • Boulder: 3.5% (down)
  • Broomfield: 5.4% (on)
  • Chaffee: 2% (down)
  • Cheyenne: 4.8% (up)
  • Clear Creek: 0.0% (down)
  • Conejos: 2.5% (down)
  • Costilla: 0.0% (down)
  • Crowley: 0.5% (same)
  • Custer: 0.0% (down)
  • Delta: 1.9% (down)
  • Denver: 2% (same)
  • Dolores: 18.2% (up)
  • Douglas: 2.8% (on)
  • Eagle: 6.3% (up)
  • El Paso: 2.8% (up)
  • Elbert: 1.5% (down)
  • Fremont: 0.8% (down)
  • Garfield: 2.9% (down)
  • Gilpin: 0.0% (down)
  • Grand: 2.9% (down)
  • Gunnison: 10.6% (up)
  • Hinsdale: Fewer than 10 tests last week
  • Huerfano: 2.3% (up)
  • Jackson: Fewer than 10 tests last week
  • Jefferson: 5% (down)
  • Kiowa: Fewer than 10 tests last week
  • Kit Carson: Fewer than 10 tests over the last week
  • La Plata: 2.6% (op)
  • Lake: Fewer than 10 tests last week
  • Larimer: 3.1% (down)
  • Las Animas: 1.6% (down)
  • Lincoln: 1.5% (down)
  • Logan: 1.2% (down)
  • Mesa: 2.2% (up)
  • Mineral: Fewer than 10 tests during the last week
  • Moffat: 15.5% (op)
  • Montezuma: 6.8% (up)
  • Montrose: 1.5% (down)
  • Morgan: 1.8% (down)
  • Otero: 0.4% (down)
  • Ouray: 0.0% (down)
  • Parking: 0.0% (Down)
  • Phillips: 3% (down)
  • Pitkin: 5.1% (down)
  • Yield: 1.9% (down)
  • Pueblo: 2% (down)
  • Rio Blanco: 0.6% (up)
  • Rio Grande: 0.0% (down)
  • Ruth: 9% (up)
  • Saguache: 4% (down)
  • San Juan: 5% (down)
  • San Miguel: 7.5% (op)
  • Sedgwick: 0.0% (down)
  • Summit: 2.3% (down)
  • Counter: 0.9% (up)
  • Washington: 0.0% (down)
  • Welding: 3.1% (down)
  • Yuma: 0.0% (down)

What is the positivity percentage?

According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the percentage positive is exactly what it sounds like: the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are actually positive, or: (positive tests) / (total test) x 100%. The percentage positive (sometimes called “positive percentage” or “positivity rate”) helps public health officials answer questions such as:

  • What is the current level of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) transmission in society?
  • Are we testing enough for the amount of people who become infected?

The percentage of positives will be high if the number of positive tests is too high or if the number of total tests is too low. A higher percentage of positive indicates higher transmission and that there are likely to be more people with coronavirus in the community who have not been tested yet, Johns Hopkins shared.

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