Garfield County COVID-19 summary

Case decreases, vaccination efforts for 65+, variant update for 2.15.21

Decrease in COVID-19 cases

Garfield County has experienced a decline in COVID cases. In mid-January, the health department was reporting forty or more cases per day. This past week, those numbers decreased to approximately six or more cases per day. Test positivity, incidence rate, and hospitalizations have also decreased. These decreases, along with increasing numbers of vaccinations, are celebratory measures, but caution still needs to be taken with mask wearing and social distancing, etc., until we can see that the numbers continue to stay down.

B.1.1.7 (UK) variant

There are five confirmed cases of the UK variant in Garfield County.

Vaccination status

Garfield County is currently vaccinating adults 65 and older. A list of providers conducting vaccinations is available on the county vaccine page. Those who are aged 65 or older who have had difficulty making an appointment can call 970-665-6371. School staff members countywide are also being vaccinated and should work with or contact their employers for making appointments.

Current stats – from Johns Hopkins,, CDPHE

Geographic AreaTotal CasesCurrently HospitalizedDeathsRecovered
Global108,732,993Not Available (N/A)2,397,49560,990,690
United States27,630,443692,833474,423N/A
Garfield County5,088N/A37 ConfirmedN/A
2 under investigation
Eagle County4,735N/A20N/A
Pitkin County1,889N/A4N/A
Mesa County12,8873710812,275

* This number is the patients discharged in the state.     


Cases since last week

  • 44 cases reported from February 8-14, for a rolling average of 6.3 cases per day


  • 37 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths
  • 2 deaths have occurred amongst COVID-19 cases, however, cause of death was not COVID-19
  • 2 deaths under investigation      
  • 1 new death reported since last week

State dial information (2/8 – 2/13)

Two-week incidence:

Monday: 144.6
Tuesday: 142.9
Wednesday: 134.6
Thursday: 118.0
Friday: 89.7
Saturday: 84.80
Sunday: 73.10

Hospitalizations, days with stable or declining hospitalizations (previous 14 days):

Monday: 8
Tuesday: 10
Wednesday: 10
Thursday: 10
Friday: 10
Saturday: 10
Sunday: 11

Test positivity, two-week period:

Monday: 5.8%
Tuesday: 5.4%
Wednesday: 5.3%
Thursday: 3.9%
Friday: 3.3%
Saturday: 2.8%
Sunday: 2.3%


 Valley ViewGrand    River HealthMountain Family    Health CenterGarfield County    Public HealthLong    Term Care FacilitiesTotals 
Vaccine Administered8,3973,1747731151,23213,691 
1st Dose5,7062,3867711156169,594 
2nd Dose/fully vaccinated2,6917882 6164,097 
Phase 1A/1B.13,5601,06040746 5,073 
70+2,1461,32627264 3,808
70+ fully vaccinated1,257    1,257
65-69 yrs.1,020 945 1,119
65-69 yrs. fully vaccinated8686

*Numbers are from reporting agencies. There may be other entities administering vaccines that do not report to Garfield County.

Garfield County COVID-19 summary