November 22, 2022

Colorado Battling COVID-19 Resurgence, At Highest Rate Since December

Colorado has seen a resurgence of COVID-19 cases this fall, with the number of hospitalizations more than doubling from December to October.

In September alone, Colorado had the second highest rate of hospitalization for COVID-19 in the nation.

The flu season is not over yet and it’s important that people continue to get vaccinated now so they can avoid getting sick later on.

“COVID-19 is passing us by, but it may return in the spring, so we want to make sure people continue to get vaccinated now and throughout the winter,” said Dr. Lynn Schuchat , CDC acting director.

The disease is much like regular flu and many times indistinguishable from other Flu Strains . It’s important that people protect themselves by getting vaccinations now and throughout the winter.

The number of COVID-19 cases across the country have been increasing since December. The geographic spread for this virus is limited to New England, TX, Alaska, and Hawaii with a total of 405 hospitals being affected nationwide as of October 26 th .

Over 90% of those infections have been from COVID-19A. The clinical severity of this variant has been devastating to those who contract it, resulting in a mortality rate of 1.7% – double the death toll from normal flu outbreaks.

People over 50 are at an increased risk for infection and even higher risk for fatality should they become infected. Symptoms include fatigue, vomiting, headaches, and the telltale red blotches that form on the patient’s skin.

The CDC has issued warnings for people to avoid large crowds including supermarkets, restaurants, bars, or other areas where large numbers of people are interacting. These actions may be necessary in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19A which demonstrates a high degree of contagiousness.

Colorado has seen a resurgence of COVID-19 cases this fall, with the number of hospitalizations more than doubling from December to October. In September alone, Colorado had the second highest rate of hospitalization for COVID-19 in the nation. The flu season is not over yet and it’s important that people continue to get vaccinated now so they can avoid getting sick later on.

“COVID-19 is passing us by, but it may return in the spring, so we want to make sure people continue to get vaccinated now and throughout the winter,” said Dr. Lynn Schuchat , CDC acting director. The disease is much like regular flu and many times indistinguishable from other Flu Strains . It’s important that people protect themselves by getting vaccinations now and throughout the winter.