Colorado Springs, Colorado 2020-11-21 14:28:39 –
Denver, Colorado — According to Governor Jared Polis at a press conference on Friday, the number of Colorado people infected with COVID-19 has increased to about one in 49.
“It’s pretty shocking,” Police said.
Only a few days ago, one in 110 people was infected with Colorado.
In Colorado, the number of COVID-19 has increased further, with 5,765 new cases and 1,564 viral patients currently hospitalized.
Police announced a change to the state’s COVID-19 dial on Tuesday. As a result, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has announced the transition to the updated Rebel Red in 20 counties.
“I hope this changes the trajectory, but it’s also important that Colorado is realistic. It takes two weeks to change the trajectory,” Police said. “We are in a difficult situation for the next few days.”
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In the entire state, COVID-19 is the worst ever, Police said. Weld County is one of the 20 counties migrating to Rebel Red, and currently Weld County has three ICU beds and no non-ICU beds. County officials said they would not enforce Rebel Red restrictions when they came into force on Sunday.
Mesa County has also reached the capacity of the hospital.
For many in western Colorado, it is their first major experience with viruses. Dr. Alan-Michael Vargas, a doctor at Parachute’s Grand River Health Clinic, said they are seeing impact, even in communities where acres can separate their neighbors.
“At this point, the best we can do for our families is to minimize the risk and stop the epidemic in our families, our communities and our homes,” Vargas said. “It’s important to love from afar this season.”
Police said public policy directives are a small part of delaying the spread of COVID-19 and avoiding overwhelming health care systems, but making changes at the individual level is more influential. Police said it was important for Colorado to wear a mask, avoid gatherings with other households, and be physically separated when leaving the house. Police expected the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to come to Colorado in December, but it will take months before it becomes more widely available.
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