DENVER (KDVR) – Colorado appears to have passed its peak in omicron cases statewide, as health leaders provided updates on the pandemic on Thursday.
According to state datathe seven-day average for both cases, and the positivity rate peaked around January 10. In the ten days since, the seven-day average for cases has dropped 19% and the positivity rate seven-day average fell by nearly 3%.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID hospitalizations appears to have been soaring over the past five days. We are learning more about that patients come in with what’s called random COVIDwhere they were hospitalized for another reason, but happened to test positive for COVID.
UCHealth Director of Infection Prevention Dr. Michelle Barron found that the gap has become wider with the omicron variation, with only 1/3 of their patients were hospitalized with COVID in Januarycompared with 95% of hospitalizations for COVID in August in a delta variant.
Dr. Rachel Herlihy and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Incident Command will provide an update on the state’s response to the pandemic on Thursday.
You can watch the update live at 12:10pm on FOX31 NOW in the player above.
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