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Rachel Herlihy

Rachel Herlihy
Rachel Herlihy

What do Colorado’s rising COVID cases mean for the summer?

State officials are trying to understand how the emergence of a new variant — omicron BA.2.12.1 — will impact the trajectory of infections

Coronavirus

Governor says vaccinated Coloradans can “live your normal pre-pandemic life” as state unveils plan for COVID’s forever presence

Earlier this month the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was looking to the private sector for help in rethinking strategies to deal with the presence of the virus forever

Coronavirus

To better control COVID, Colorado must unlock the secret to its mysterious seasonal trends

This year’s big surge of coronavirus cases receded at almost the same time as last year’s, but no one is quite sure why

Coronavirus

The data are in: Coloradans who get a COVID vaccine booster are nearly 50 times less likely to be hospitalized

Coloradans who received a booster shot were 2.4 times less likely to test positive for COVID-19 than people who had been fully vaccinated against the virus but had not received a boost

Coronavirus

COVID cases are down in Colorado, but the new omicron variant could change that

No cases have been detected, but public health agencies are closely monitoring tests and surveilling sewage for signs of the more transmissible coronavirus variant.

Coronavirus

Volunteer deal for Colorado COVID management cost taxpayers $1.6 million

Colorado paid a group of Gov. Jared Polis' business associates who "volunteered" to help manage the pandemic $630,000. Then it paid another $1 million.

Politics and Government

What is driving Colorado’s COVID surge? Not even the experts are sure.

In addition to coronavirus cases, delayed health care during the pandemic has come back to haunt Colorado hospitals

Coronavirus

Colorado governor warns “we expect it to get worse” as delta variant drives spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

About 360 people were hospitalized in Colorado because of coronavirus on Monday, up about 100 over last week

Coronavirus

Coloradans who have been vaccinated against coronavirus are more than 90% less likely to develop COVID-19

Of the 106,965 positive cases for COVID-19 since Jan. 21 in Colorado, 819 of them occurred in people who were fully immunized

Coronavirus

Colorado is in its fourth coronavirus wave as more contagious variants become dominant among cases

“More than 50% of positive cases that are occurring in the state are now due to variants of COVID-19,” Dr. Rachel Herlihy said

Coronavirus

Colorado is beginning to see the benefits of coronavirus vaccinations in case rates, health officials say

Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Colorado’s top epidemiologist, and Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, said there is a decreasing number of hospitalizations and cases among people 70 and older

Coronavirus

The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis

“Who would think losing 6,000 people could ever be a win instead of 8,000? It’s just horrific every day,” the Democrat said.

Coronavirus

Colorado changes vaccine plan again, moving down most essential workers to bump up older, sicker people

Gov. Jared Polis is prioritizing Coloradans between the ages of 60 and 64 and people with two or more high-risk conditions when a new distribution phase begins next week. Grocery store and agricultural workers will also get priority.

Coronavirus

Man who tested positive for more contagious coronavirus variant is Colorado National Guard soldier

The soldier, who is in his 20s, was deployed at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Simla, where the Colorado National Guard was responding to an outbreak at the facility

Coronavirus

Testing alone won’t be enough to stem Colorado’s surge of coronavirus cases

Health officials warn that the tried and true advice of tests -- plus “austere behavior” -- offers the best chance to control the virus

Coronavirus

Why another statewide lockdown is unlikely, even as Colorado’s coronavirus situation worsens each day

The Colorado Sun interviewed Gov. Jared Polis about his thinking on how to handle the latest surge of COVID-19 in the state. “We’re learning a lot more,” he said.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus is circulating in Colorado at its highest rate since the pandemic began, health officials say

There were 894 coronavirus hospitalizations in Colorado as of Thursday -- the highest-ever level. CU responds by going to online-only instruction starting Nov. 16.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus transmission slows among younger Coloradans, but health officials worry about rising hospitalizations

The number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19 has jumped from 148 to 246 in Colorado in the span of about two weeks.

Coronavirus

At first, Colorado didn’t have enough coronavirus tests. Now, it’s asking more people to get tested.

Gov. Jared Polis is urging people to get screened at one of the state’s free testing sites, which are operating at about half their capacity.

Coronavirus

Six months after Colorado’s first coronavirus case, here’s how we compare to other states

Colorado health officials say they have learned a lot about fighting COVID-19 -- and have a lot more to learn

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