A majority of eligible Larimer County residents have gotten a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce shared on Tuesday.

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As of May 11, 2021, 60 percent of Larimer County residents have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, so this doesn't mean that 60 percent of residents are fully vaccinated — yet. This also only takes into account residents over the age of 16. Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce is asking residents to get vaccinated and 'Drive to 65,' so we can 'Keep NoCo Open.'

This trend is reflected nationally, as 9NEWS reported that over 150 million Americans have gotten at least the first does of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a recent poll found that vaccine hesitancy is down.

Meanwhile, this is all of us in every social situation.

Right now, Larimer County is considered 'medium risk.' Per county data, the seven-day case rate per 100,000 is 115, which is down almost 30 percent from last week and considered low risk. The positivity rate in Larimer County is down from last week, too, at 3.7 percent. Anything under five percent is also considered low risk. Additionally, UCHealth and Banner ICU units are at 76 percent capacity, and anything under 80 percent lands in the low risk category.

However, there are currently 39 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, up from last week, which is considered medium risk.

The NoCo Virus Tracker articles are made possible by our partners, the Keep NoCo Open campaign that reminds citizens to wear a mask, wash your hands, physically distance and support local as Northern Colorado recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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