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41 Colorado counties had level-red coronavirus metrics on New Year’s Eve. They’re now under level-orange restrictions.

When Gov. Jared Polis pronounced in a nighttime tweet last week that counties in red-level coronavirus status could drop to the less-restrictive “level orange,” 41 out of 64 counties did not meet the requirements to do so.  Most of those counties were in level red because of their two-week incidence rate, a calculation of coronavirus […]

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Colorado governor unveils new coronavirus restrictions aimed at preventing lockdowns

Gov. Jared Polis announced new coronavirus restrictions Tuesday aimed — at least temporarily — at preventing about half of Colorado’s counties from being forced into lockdown as COVID-19 sickens more people and fills more hospital beds each day. The new mandates are intended to give counties with a worsening COVID-19 situation another chance to improve […]

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Hispanic, Black Coloradans have been disproportionately hospitalized because of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic continues to exact a disproportionate toll on Colorado’s communities of color, new data released Thursday by the state Health Department shows. Hispanic Coloradans, who make up 22% of the state’s population, have accounted for roughly 38% of the state’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Black people make up almost 5% of the state’s […]