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Colorado’s omicron-driven COVID wave appears to have crested — but not everywhere in the state

Colorado’s record-breaking wave of COVID infections caused by the virus’s omicron variant appears to have crested, state officials said Thursday. Reports of new infections began declining about a week ago, as did the percentage of tests coming back positive. “We have multiple ways of looking at data to try to estimate if the decrease we […]

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On Colorado’s Front Range, your neighborhood may determine your risk of catching COVID-19

Consider, for a moment, two neighborhoods in Denver: Platt Park and Westwood. Both are in the southern half of the city, separated by a two-mile drive along Mississippi Avenue over the railroad tracks. Both are home to lots of young families. And both, of course, are 16 months into weathering the coronavirus pandemic. But, according […]

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Cases of coronavirus variant from India nearly tripled in less than a week in Mesa County

GRAND JUNCTION — Health officials in Colorado have reported the number of infections from the COVID-19 variant from India nearly tripled in less than a week in Mesa County, the only county in the state with reported variant cases. Mesa County Public Health Director Jeff Kuhr told county commissioners on Monday that the county, which […]

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More than 20 Colorado counties are poised to move to the lowest level of coronavirus restrictions

More than 20 Colorado counties could begin moving into the lowest level of coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday when the state implements the latest version of its COVID-19 dial, according to a Colorado Sun analysis of case and testing data. But the state Health Department late Tuesday added new uncertainty to a proposal first released Friday […]

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On Edge: A veteran Colorado paramedic grapples with coronavirus’ toll on his lungs and sense of self

Even now, nearly three months after COVID invaded his body, Jason McGinnis cannot stop asking himself how he contracted the virus. On its face, the answer seems clear: He’s a paramedic. But he was careful, thought himself well-protected, thought that if he did catch COVID, he’d knock it right down. “Up until the point I […]