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Colorado’s next COVID hurdle: Beating the usual fall surge

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 […]

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Black and Latino Coloradans are being disproportionately hit by monkeypox as cases rise

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 […]

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Monkeypox may be spreading undetected in Colorado. Here’s what that means.

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, […]

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2 presumptive cases of monkeypox identified in Colorado, officials say risk of spread is low

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 […]

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

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 […]