By Ben Warwick

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Jury trials in another Colorado judicial district have been paused for several weeks.

Chief Judge Jeffery Pilkington issued the order on Friday.

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Jefferson County is seeing a spike in COVID cases, with a current rolling 7-day positivity rate of 18.8%.

The order now makes seven counties in which jury trials have been suspended, following orders in the 18th Judicial District and 20th Judicial District suspending jury trials.

Ben Warwick