By Danielle Chavira

UPDATE: Omicron In Colorado: 5 Cases Of Variant Confirmed, Evidence Of Community Spread Discovered

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado has recorded its third case of the omicron variant of COVID-19. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says a woman in Jefferson County recently traveled to Africa.

CDPHE says she is isolating and does not have any symptoms. She was vaccinated with a booster shot.

Two other omicron variant areas were reported in Boulder and Arapahoe counties.

As far as Colorado’s number of deaths linked to COVID-19, CDPHE says we have, tragically, surpassed 10,000.

The number of people who tested positive in Colorado hospitals is declining, now at 12,070, down by 350 over three weeks.

Danielle Chavira