COLORAOD COVID-19: ‘The virus is here to stay’: See COVID rates for each county
COLORAOD COVID-19: ‘The virus is here to stay’: See COVID rates for each county

COLORAOD COVID-19: ‘The virus is here to stay’: See COVID rates for each county

DENVER (KDVR) – Covid-19 rates continue to rise steadily in Colorado over the past month. Last week, Colorado COVID-19 Event Manager Scott Bookman said the coronavirus is here to stay.

“This virus is here to stay, there is no doubt about that,” Bookman said. Humans have learned how to live with the flu virus, and we want to do the same with the coronavirus, he said.

As of Monday, the state’s seven-day positivity rate was 9.25%, up from 8.61% a week ago. The positivity rate measures the amount of COVID-positive tests for the total number of tests taken.

Overall, 35 counties experienced an increase in COVID-19 positivity, 21 counties experienced a decrease, two counties remained the same, and six counties administered fewer than 10 tests.

According to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmentincidence rates have risen over the past week.

CDPHE 24/5/22

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

  • Adams: 9.6% (up)
  • Alamosa: 3.4% (down)
  • Arapahoe: 9.8% (on)
  • Archuleta: 13.3% (op)
  • Baca: 0.0% (same)
  • Bent: 0.8% (down)
  • Boulder: 11.3% (up)
  • Broomfield: 11.4% (down)
  • Chaffee: 7.8% (down)
  • Cheyenne: 0.0% (down)
  • Clear Creek: 12.7% (up)
  • Conejos: 4.9% (up)
  • Costilla: 20% (up)
  • Crowley: 1.8% (up)
  • Custer: 13.9% (up)
  • Delta: 2.9% (down)
  • Denver: 8.8% (down)
  • Dolores: Fewer than 10 tests last week
  • Douglas: 11.6% (on)
  • Eagle: 7.8% (down)
  • El Paso: 9.7% (up)
  • Elbert: 6.3% (down)
  • Fremont: 4% (up)
  • Garfield: 7.5% (on)
  • Gilpin: 4.3% (down)
  • Grand: 0.0% (down)
  • Gunnison: 13% (up)
  • Hinsdale: Fewer than 10 tests last week
  • Huerfano: 0.9% (down)
  • Jackson: Fewer than 10 tests last week
  • Jefferson: 10.4% (down)
  • Kiowa: Fewer than 10 tests last week
  • Kit Carson: 0.0% (down)
  • La Plata: 7.9% (op)
  • Lake: 8% (down)
  • Larimer: 10.6% (up)
  • Las Animas: 1.8% (down)
  • Lincoln: 6.4% (up)
  • Logan: 3.1% (up)
  • Mesa: 4.7% (up)
  • Mineral: Fewer than 10 tests during the last week
  • Moffat: 12% (on)
  • Montezuma: 7.5% (op)
  • Montrose: 6.4% (op)
  • Morgan: 2.9% (up)
  • Otero: 2.1% (op)
  • Ouray: 18.5% (op)
  • Park: 8.7% (down)
  • Phillips: 3.4% (up)
  • Pitkin: 4.9% (down)
  • Yield: 0.7% (up)
  • Pueblo: 5.3% (op)
  • Rio Blanco: 7.7% (up)
  • Rio Grande: 4% (up)
  • Route: 11.1% (down)
  • Saguache: 8.3% (up)
  • San Juan: Fewer than 10 tests over the last week
  • San Miguel: 13.4% (up)
  • Sedgwick: 0.0% (same)
  • Summit: 14.2% (down)
  • Counter: 9.6% (up)
  • Washington: 1.9% (down)
  • Welding: 10.9% (up)
  • Yuma: 4.3% (op)

Significant spread of COVID-19 in Boulder County

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 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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