XBB.1.5 — nicknamed the “Kraken” — has yet to hit Colorado in full force. When it does, it could drive a new wave of infections.
So far this season, there have been 895 hospitalizations for RSV. Of those, 836 have been children.
After more than two years of the COVID pandemic, it’s a bit of good news for the public health system
Little has been consistent during the coronavirus pandemic in Colorado, but this has: Fall is COVID season. In both 2020 and 2021, as kids returned to classes and pumpkin-spiced lattes emerged from their caffeinated hidey-holes, COVID cases began to rise in the state. By this time last year, reports of new coronavirus infections had already […]
The number of monkeypox infections continues to rise in Colorado, but new state data shows evidence that Black and Latino communities have been hit harder. As of Thursday, the state has confirmed 168 cases in Colorado, stretching back to May. A majority of those cases — 94 — have been confirmed in August, though it […]
It appears the monkeypox virus may be gaining a foothold in Colorado, prompting health officials to offer vaccination to people in high-risk groups. On Wednesday, state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said Colorado has seen a potential change in transmission patterns for recent monkeypox cases and the virus could be spreading undetected. As of Thursday afternoon, […]
Two presumptive cases of monkeypox have been identified in Colorado, the state Department of Public Health and Environment announced this week. The first infection, announced Thursday, occurred in a Denver-area man who had recently traveled from Canada, where there is an ongoing outbreak of the virus. Health officials are working to identify and monitor close […]
Just in time for the season of graduation parties and backyard cookouts, the slow rise in Colorado’s COVID cases over the past two months has begun to pick up pace. State health officials are predicting more infections and more hospitalizations to come for at least a few more weeks. But the outlook isn’t as grim […]
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before during the pandemic: COVID cases are rising again in Colorado. But what this means now — at a time when reports of new infections are still pretty low and the vast majority of the population has some kind of immunity against the virus — is a bit […]
Gov. Jared Polis and his public health team on Friday unveiled Colorado’s plan to deal with the ongoing presence of COVID-19 in the state, including by shifting coronavirus care to traditional medical settings. The plan also calls for ensuring there is a robust — and expanded — health care workforce in Colorado and that there […]