FRIDAY UPDATE: Garfield County COVID-19 live stats tracker
Editor’s note: Garfield County’s cases get back-dated to when the patient said they first experienced symptoms, not when the test positive was actually reported. That can be as much as three weeks to a month in some cases. That’s why the rolling two-week number changes from day to day, even six weeks back. The other critical statistical categories in regards to the county’s variance are the test positivity rate, case rate per 100,000 people and hospitalization rate — all still in the high-risk zone, as are the 14-day onset numbers.
Following are the latest COVID-19 statistics from Garfield County Public Health and the two hospitals located in Garfield County. The County Health numbers are updated daily, and hospitals report their latest statistics twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.
Cumulative cases as of Friday, Aug. 14 (all testing sources) — 782
New cases reported since Thursday — none
Rolling two-week onset of new cases: July 31-Aug. 13 — 25; July 17-30— 121; July 3-16 — 190
Case rate per 100,000 people — 41.6
Test positivity rate — 5.8%
Deaths — 4
Source: Garfield County Public Health
Valley View COVID-19 Cumulative Stats 8/13/2020
Specimens collected through Valley View — 6,592 (97 new since 8/11)
Positive results — 382 (4 new since 8/11)
Pending results — 29
Hospitalizations since outbreak began — 58 (2 new since 8/11)
Patients discharged (incl. transfers and deceased) — 49 (2 discharged since 8/11)
Grand River COVID-19 Cumulative Stats 8/13/2020
Specimens collected through Grand River Health — 2,582 (30 new since 8/11)
Positive results — 169 (1 new since 8/11)
Pending results — 31
Hospitalizations since outbreak began — 8 (none new since 7/21)
Patients discharged — 6
Patients transferred — 2
Source: Hospital statistics released twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday
Garfield County was informed by state public health officials in July that it would need to devise a plan to reverse the recent upward trend in new-onset cases of COVID-19.
Garfield County remains in the “Red” category for determining variances, indicating a high risk for spread of the novel coronavirus, but over the past week has made substantial progress toward the medium-risk thresholds.
Among the factors the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment looks at in making those determinations are the most recent two-week onset of new cases, case rate per 100,000 people, test positivity rate and the trend in local hospitalizations.
To return to the medium or low risk categories, Garfield County would need to show fewer than 31 new cases over a two-week period, a case rate of 50 or fewer per 100,000 people, a test positivity rate of less than 10%, and stable or declining hospitalizations.
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