Weekly Garfield County COVID-19 stats update

AS OF MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2022

Current Risk Level: Low

Recent 7-day case totals: Aug. 22-29 — 46

7-day incidence rate: 76.59 per 100,000 people

Percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by confirmed COVID-19 patients: 1.4%

New COVID-19 deaths: 0

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Garfield County turns to CDC for COVID-19 data

More than two years into the pandemic, Garfield County Public Health has changed the data sources reported on its COVID-19 data web page

According to a July 29 news release, the county’s COVID-19 data page is still active, but instead of calculating local information, it provides a central location for links to current state and federal COVID-19 data through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Department staff determined this is an appropriate time to change the way data is shared on its COVID-19 web page, the release states. The state and other county health departments have also reduced their frequency of COVID-19 data updates. 

Other useful sources include the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s wastewater surveillance page, which also measures COVID-19 in a community, he said. The page also features extensive county level information provided both by the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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