By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Colorado is at its highest since January. The numbers have been climbing at a troubling rate since last week.

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There are 922 patients with COVID-19 in Colorado hospitals. Of those, 710 are unvaccinated and 212 have been vaccinated.

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This is a trend that Gov. Jared Polis said could be reversed if more people got vaccinated.

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“If for some reason you don’t care enough about yourself, love yourself, protect yourself, I hope you care about your family, neighbors and others enough to get vaccinated, so we don’t exceed our hospital capacity, our state and nation are counting on you,” said Polis.

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Polis said there are just 149 intensive care unit beds available in the entire state.

Jennifer McRae