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COVID-19 positivity rates continue to fall in Colorado as incidence rates rise; See where your province stands

DENVER (KDVR) — COVID-19 positivity rates are falling in Colorado as incidence rates rise over the past 7 days.

On Monday, the state’s 7-day positivity rate was 8.62%, which is slightly below 9%. Positivity rate measures the number of COVID positive tests relative to the total number of tests taken.

The highest positivity rate in the state in the past seven days is Archuleta County with 20.7% positivity.

From November 29 to December 6, 23 provinces saw an increase in COVID-19 positivity, 39 saw a decrease in COVID-19 positivity, and two provinces conducted fewer than 10 tests in the past week.

Incidence rates have risen in the past 7 days, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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

1 week positivity rate:

  • Adams: 10.8% (down from last week)
  • Alamosa: 6.5% (lower than last week)
  • Arapahoe: 9.6% (more than last week)
  • Archuleta: 20.7% (more than last week)
  • Baca: 3% (more than last week)
  • Curved: 1.8% (lower than last week)
  • Boulder: 6.3% (down from last week)
  • Broomfield: 7.9% (down from last week)
  • Chaffee: 4% (less than last week)
  • Cheyenne: 0.0% (down from last week)
  • Clear Creek: 4.1% (down from last week)
  • Conejos: 6.1% (down from last week)
  • Costilla: 7.4% (more than last week)
  • Crowley: 4.1% (down from last week)
  • Custer: 12.5% ​​(more than last week)
  • Delta: 6.7% (down from last week)
  • Denver: 7.3% (down from last week)
  • Dolores: 8.7% (more than last week)
  • Douglas: 10.0% (less than last week)
  • Eagle: 7.4% (down from last week)
  • Elbert: 13.7% (more than last week)
  • El Paso: 11.1% (lower than last week)
  • Fremont: 6.6% (down from last week)
  • Garfield: 9.4% (down from last week)
  • Gilpin: 9.3% (down from last week)
  • Grand: 12.4% (more than last week)
  • Gunnison: 9.4% (more than last week)
  • Hinsdale: Less than 10 tests in the past week
  • Huerfano: 3.6% (lower than last week)
  • Jackson: 12% (more than last week)
  • Jefferson: 9% (down from last week)
  • Kiowa: 1.6% (down from last week)
  • Kit Carson: 7% (more than last week)
  • More: 17.6% (more than last week)
  • La Plata: 6.3% (lower than last week)
  • Larimer: 7.4% (lower than last week)
  • Las Animas: 7.2% (more than last week)
  • Lincoln: 4.9% (down from last week)
  • Logan: 4.8% (down from last week)
  • Mesa: 8.7% (more than last week)
  • Mineral: less than 10 tests in the past week
  • Moffat: 7.3% (down from last week)
  • Montezuma: 10% (less than last week)
  • Montrose: 9.5% (lower than last week)
  • Morgan: 9.6% (lower than last week)
  • Otero: 4.7% (lower than last week)
  • Ouray: 7.5% (more than last week)
  • Park: 14.8% (less than last week)
  • Phillips: 6.3% (up from last week)
  • Pitkin: 4.6% (down from last week)
  • Prowers: 10.3% (more than last week)
  • Pueblo: 6.1% (down from last week)
  • Rio Blanco: 9.4% (more than last week)
  • Rio Grande: 10.3% (more than last week)
  • Routt: 6.8% (more than last week)
  • Saguache: 11.6% (more than last week)
  • San Juan: 2.9% (lower than last week)
  • San Miguel: 4.9% (more than last week)
  • Sedgwick: 1.6% (down from last week)
  • Top: 2.8% (lower than last week)
  • Counter: 8.3% (lower than last week)
  • Washington: 5.5% (down from last week)
  • Weld: 10.1% (lower than last week)
  • Yuma: 12.1% (up from last week)

What is the positivity rate?

According to the 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, i.e.: (positive tests)/(total tests) x 100%. The percentage positive (sometimes called the “percent positive percentage” or “positivity percentage”) helps public health officials answer questions such as:

  • What is the current level of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) transmission in the community?
  • Are we doing enough testing for the number of people who get infected?

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