Colorado Is Doing Better Than Most Other States at Getting COVID Cases Down
If your FOMO has been setting in this holiday season, seeing friends on Instagram hopping around bars and venues in other states, even eating inside, then you and I have something in common. While Colorado's shutdowns and restrictions have been a total downer, there's some good news: Colorado is doing better at getting COVID cases down than most other states are, according to new data.
A new model provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado School of Public Health shows Colorado's COVID cases are finally starting to drop, KKTV reported.
Additionally, one of Colorado's epidemiologist added that the downward trend in cases in Colorado is not what's going on nationwide, crediting 'Coloradans’ actions' and the state's policies.
The new model projects Colorado's cases dropping to less than 900 infections per 100,000 people by the beginning of 2021 — that is, if we keep up with what we've been doing, in conjunction with the local vaccine rollout. You can see the data here, via KKTV.
Colorado's positivity rate has continued to decline, sitting at just over eight percent on December 18. World Health Organization recommends positivity rate be below five percent before local governments reopen. Colorado has not been below five percent since mid October.
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