Sharp increase in cases; new COVID-19 data page for Garfield County

November 6, 2020

There has been a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Garfield County. The Garfield County COVID-19 Data website has been updated to provide an even more interactive and easy to use format.

Among the data depicted, the website shows a Garfield County Overall COVID-19 Score, a weekly projection of spread in Garfield County, as well as the COVID-19 State Dial.

A sliding indicator bar shows the Overall COVID-19 Score. The weights for the measures in the Score are different than those used in the State Dial and based on seven factors: cumulative incidence rate, average test positivity, and hospital capacity, along with an assessment of community spread, cases interviewed, days before seeking testing and test turnaround time.


The State Dial depicts the level of openness for Garfield County and a list of the current measures that are in place. The State Dial is moved through a process with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Because the State Dial shows the level of openness, it may not be a ‘real-time’ picture of the spread in Garfield County.

The State Dial is based on three factors: cumulative incidence rate, average test positivity, and hospital capacity.

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