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Metro Denver health officials urge mask wearing amid COVID surge

Colorado and the Denver metro area continue to see steady increases in COVID-19 cases

Face masks have evolved from a utilitarian product into a customized accessory for personal expression. (Markian Hawryluk/KHN)

This story first appeared in a Colorado Community Media newspaper. The Colorado Sun is an owner of CCM.

With Colorado’s number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continuing to rise, health officials are once again urging people to wear masks in public.

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“As public health officials, we are issuing this statewide advisory due to steadily increasing cases and a concern for hospital bed capacity,” metro Denver health officials wrote in a news release.

Colorado and the Denver metro area continue to see steady increases in COVID-19 cases, according to the release.

On Nov. 4, Colorado’s rate of daily new cases — 49 per 100,000 people — was the fifth highest in the country .

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