Sharp increase in cases; new COVID-19 data page for Garfield County

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – There has been a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Garfield County. The Garfield County COVID-19 Data website has been updated to provide an even more interactive and easy to use format.  

Among the data depicted, the website shows a Garfield County Overall COVID-19 Score, a weekly projection of spread in Garfield County, as well as the COVID-19 State Dial. 

A sliding indicator bar shows the Overall COVID-19 Score. The weights for the measures in the Score are different than those used in the State Dial and based on seven factors: cumulative incidence rate, average test positivity, and hospital capacity, along with an assessment of community spread, cases interviewed, days before seeking testing and test turnaround time.  

The State Dial depicts the level of openness for Garfield County and a list of the current measures that are in place. The State Dial is moved through a process with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Because the State Dial shows the level of openness, it may not be a ‘real-time’ picture of the spread in Garfield County.  

The State Dial is based on three factors: cumulative incidence rate, average test positivity, and hospital capacity. 

Stay up to date on Garfield County Public Health news or look up past press releases by going to www.garfieldcounty.net and subscribing to the news feed. You can also follow us on Facebook @Garfieldhealth. 

If you have a question or public health concern, please email publichealthinfo@garfield-county.com or call 970-625-5200 ext. 8120. 

Sharp increase in cases; new COVID-19 data page for Garfield County