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.
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.
|Geographic Area||Total Cases||Currently Hospitalized||Deaths||Recovered|
|Global||108,732,993||Not Available (N/A)||2,397,495||60,990,690|
|Garfield County||5,088||N/A||37 Confirmed||N/A|
|2 under investigation|
* 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)
Hospitalizations, days with stable or declining hospitalizations (previous 14 days):
Test positivity, two-week period:
|Valley View||Grand River Health||Mountain Family Health Center||Garfield County Public Health||Long Term Care Facilities||Totals|
|2nd Dose/fully vaccinated||2,691||788||2||616||4,097|
|70+ fully vaccinated||1,257||1,257|
|65-69 yrs. fully vaccinated||86||86|
*Numbers are from reporting agencies. There may be other entities administering vaccines that do not report to Garfield County.