Colorado coronavirus cases rising slightly, but hospitalizations and positive test rate falling
Colorado’s infections as a result of the coronavirus continue to creep up, according to data released Sunday by health officials, while hospitalizations for those fighting COVID-19 dropped slightly.
According to the latest data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Hospital Association, the total of those hospitalized due to the coronavirus dipped late Sunday afternoon to 162 after 166 had been reported Saturday. April 14 remains the peak point of hospitalizations with 888 statewide.
As testing for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, becomes more widely available, the ratio of positive tests has continued to decline, with 2.47% reported Saturday, down from 2.56% the day before.
The Colorado Hospital Association reported that those discharged or transferred in the last 24 hours rose to 18 on Sunday from 15 on Saturday. According to the same data, the number of adult critical care ventilators in use dropped from 270 on Saturday to 267 on Sunday.
State officials reported 29,130 cases on Saturday, up 109 from 29,021 the day before.
The number of deaths reported from COVID-19 was at 1,348 on Saturday, the same figure as in the previous reporting period. The total of those who died while battling COVID-19, even if their deaths were not directly attributed to the virus, was at 1,599, up one from Friday’s tally.
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