State health department says Colorado omicron cases may be nearing peak, slow decline predicted. Colorado cases of COVID-19 appear to be peaking in both the number of cases and percent positivity. There continues to be a lot of COVID-19 circulating in the community, and the decline in cases will likely be slow. Overall trends are gradually declining, however, cases among 12- to 17-year-olds are still increasing. With so many vaccinated individuals getting COVID-19, can we still call this a pandemic of the unvaccinated? Even though vaccinated individuals are contracting COVID-19, there is still a four-times higher risk of hospitalization among
COMMUNITY NOTICE 1.6.22 Vaccine Hundreds of first doses administered each week Garfield residents are still getting vaccinated. County providers administered 859 new first doses of COVID-19 vaccine December 17 to 31. Boosters for 12 to 15 The CDC recommends anyone age 12 and up get a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months after completing the two-dose series. Garfield County vaccine clinics are posted on the vaccine web page. Lost your vaccine card? Find your digital copy Go to myColorado, the State of Colorado’s Official Mobile App, to find your vaccine record and set up your profile.
The new, highly contagious, omicron variant is responsible for a recent spike in Garfield County COVID-19 cases. In a period of three weeks, omicron became the dominant variant in Colorado, representing 91 percent of cases statewide. Garfield County experienced a jump from 25 cases per day prior to the Christmas holiday, to 136 new positive results on Wednesday, December 29. The county averaged 62 cases per day over the past seven days. Despite this unwelcome news, there is reason for optimism The majority, 71 percent of Garfield County residents, have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 43