DENVER (KDVR) – It is a young year, but the number of Colorado hospitals is at its lowest level in 2022.
The number of COVID-positive patients in hospitals remains high but has been steadily decreasing since peaking in early January. The number of COVID-positive hospital admissions will continue to decline.
The seven-day average number of hospitalizations was 228 on January 26. The last time admissions were this low was on December 30, 2021, during the early stages of the omicron wave.
Cases remain high but continue to trend downward. Colorado had an average of 8,342 new COVID cases on January 26, down from 13,817 cases on January 10.
Health officials have expressed cautious optimism that the omicron wave is trending downward in Colorado. However, identifying a sub-variant caused the ears to perk up.
A case of the “stealth omicron” variant, officially known as BA.2, was discovered in the Denver metro areaColorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed to FOX31 on Wednesday.
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