DENVER COVID-19 OMICRON: Almost all counties in Colorado experienced a decline in COVID-19 in the last 7 days
DENVER COVID-19 OMICRON: Almost all counties in Colorado experienced a decline in COVID-19 in the last 7 days

DENVER COVID-19 OMICRON: Almost all counties in Colorado experienced a decline in COVID-19 in the last 7 days

DENVER (KDVR) – The good news continues for Colorado with regard to COVID-19 rates. The wave of the Omicron variant is over and cases fall drastically.

As of Monday, the state’s seven-day positivity rate was 7.80%, down from 12.22% seven days ago. The positivity rate measures the amount of COVID-positive tests for the total number of tests taken.

Over the past week, 56 counties experienced a decrease in COVID-19 positivity, 6 counties experienced an increase, 1 county remained the same, and 1 county administered fewer than 10 tests.

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

Credit: CDPHE 2/14/22

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

One week positivity rate:

  • Adams: 8.4% (down)
  • Alamosa: 7.5% (down)
  • Arapahoe: 7% (down)
  • Archuleta: 10.5% (down)
  • Baca: 6.5% (down)
  • Bent: 4.7 %% (down)
  • Boulder: 7% (down)
  • Broomfield: 8.2% (down)
  • Chaffee: 7% (down)
  • Cheyenne: 2.1% (down)
  • Clear Creek: 7.3% (down)
  • Conejos: 7.7% (down)
  • Costilla: 16.7% (up)
  • Crowley: 5.3% (down)
  • Custer: 15.2% (down)
  • Delta: 12.5% ​​(down)
  • Denver: 6% (down)
  • Dolores: 4.3% (down)
  • Douglas: 8.5% (down)
  • Eagle: 11.2% (down)
  • El Paso: 8.8% (down)
  • Elbert: 10.2% (down)
  • Fremont: 6.8% (down)
  • Garfield: 7.7% (down)
  • Gilpin: 7.1% (down)
  • Grand: 8.8% (down)
  • Gunnison: 6.4% (down)
  • Hinsdale: Fewer than 10 tests last week
  • Huerfano: 10% (down)
  • Jackson: 12.5% ​​(up)
  • Jefferson: 7.2% (down)
  • Kiowa: 11.8% (up)
  • Kit Carson: 2.6% (down)
  • La Plata: 10.9% (down)
  • Lake: 11.1% (same)
  • Larimer: 8.1% (down)
  • Las Animas: 7.5% (down)
  • Lincoln: 7.7% (down)
  • Logan: 5.6% (down)
  • Mesa: 8.8% (down)
  • Mineral: 18.2% (op)
  • Moffat: 11.2% (down)
  • Montezuma: 13.3% (down)
  • Montrose: 11.2% (down)
  • Morgan: 5.9% (down)
  • Otero: 3.5% (down)
  • Ouray: 12% (op)
  • Park: 10.7% (down)
  • Phillips: 6.1% (down)
  • Pitkin: 13.7% (down)
  • Yield: 6.4% (down)
  • Pueblo: 6.8% (down)
  • Rio Blanco: 10.2% (down)
  • Rio Grande: 9.1% (down)
  • Route: 6.6% (down)
  • Saguache: 19.3% (up)
  • San Juan: 9.1% (down)
  • San Miguel: 10% (down)
  • Sedgwick: 8.9% (down)
  • Summit: 7.6% (down)
  • Counter: 7.1% (down)
  • Washington: 13.7% (down)
  • Welding: 10.5% (down)
  • Yuma: 13.4% (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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