By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The number of people in Colorado who are hospitalized with COVID-19 has reached a number not seen since 2020. There are more than 1,500 people hospitalized, up 50 from Tuesday.

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Colorado’s COVID-19 incident commander reiterated that about 80% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are not vaccinated.

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“This continues to be the pandemic and beyond vaccinated. The burden of the unvaccinated on our health care system is truly extraordinary. As we approach what is almost the two-year mark of the beginning of this pandemic,” said Scott Bookman.

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When it comes to COVID-19, children between the ages of 5 and 11 continue to see the most cases with a big increase recently.

Jennifer McRae