HOSPITALIZATIONS DUE TO COVID INCREASED IN COLORADO
Newsroom El Comercio de Colorado
CDC recommends the use of masks in Boulder, Bromfield and Pueblo. In those counties the level of positive results has increased in the last seven days. In those counties, positive results are higher than the state average. As of Monday, the seven-day positivity rate in Colorado was 12.6%, which is up from 12.1% a week ago. CDC recommends mask use in Boulder, Bromfield, and Pueblo.
There are thirteen other counties with a positivite rate above the state average. Therefore, the use of the masks is also highly recommended in Archuleta, Dolores, Eagle, Fremont, Garfield, La Plata, Mesa, Montezuma, Phillips, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, San Juan, and Sedgwick counties.
Importance of positive results
According to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the percentage positive is the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are positive. The positive percentage helps public health officials know what the current level of coronavirus transmission is in the community.
The level of positivity also provides information on the number of tests that are carried out in relation to the number of people who are becoming infected. A higher percentage positive suggests higher transmission and that there are likely more people with coronavirus in the community who have not yet been tested, Johns Hopkins experts say.
The CDC recommends that communities with a high community level of COVID-19 positivity should wear a mask indoors in public. At the same time, it is recommended that people keep their COVID-19 vaccinations up to date and get tested if they have symptoms. For people at risk of serious illnesses additional precautions are needed.
Hospitalizations on the rise
At the same time, hospitalizations for Covid-19 are increasing in Colorado. As of November 30, there are 121 average daily hospitalizations for COVID-19. On the other hand, as of October 1, 2022, RSV hospitalizations stand at 1,427, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.