By Audra Streetman

DENVER (CBS4) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado continues to increase. On Friday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 500 people hospitalized with the virus in the state, the largest number since February 5.

(credit: CDPHE)

The 7-day average positivity rate among COVID-19 tests in Colorado is 5.71%. The state reported 2,260 new cases of the virus on Friday.

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So far, nearly a quarter of the state’s population is fully immunized against COVID-19. There are currently 1,316 vaccine providers across the state.

CDPHE updates COVID-19 data each day at covid19.colorado.gov/data.

COVID-19 Data as of 4 p.m. Friday: 

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Vaccines (Phase 1A & 1B):

  • 1,316 Total Vaccine Providers
  • 2,276,093 People Immunized with One Dose (40% of state population)
  • 1,391,781 People Fully Immunized (24% of state population)
  • 3,316,015 Cumulative Doses Distributed
  • 3,537,548 Cumulative Doses Administered

Testing:

  • 39,222 tests conducted on April 15 with 5.71% positivity rate (7-day moving average)
  • 4.95% daily positivity rate on April 15

Hospital Data:

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  • 500 Patients currently hospitalized, 87% of facilities reporting (+12)
  • 51 Patients under investigation for probable cases, not lab confirmed (-2)
  • 70 Patients discharged/transferred in past 24 hours (+1)
  • 7% Facilities anticipating staff shortages within next week (+1)
  • 1% Facilities anticipating PPE shortages within next week (+0)
  • 4% Facilities anticipating ICU bed shortages within next week (+1)
  • 32% Critical care ventilators in use (+0)

Case Summary:

  • 487,578 cases (+2,260)
  • 2,512 Variants of concern (-282)
  • 88 Variants under investigation (+49)
  • 26,703 hospitalized (+42)
  • 2,826,461 tested (+8,739)
  • 7,436,448 test encounters (+46,413)
  • 6,186 deaths among cases (+9)
  • 6,330 deaths due to COVID-19 (+11)
  • 4,609 outbreaks (+13)

Audra Streetman