Will Colorado Have To Backpedal on Reopening Like Texas, Florida?
After a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, some states are implementing stronger forms of social distancing again.
Notably, Texas and Florida are closing bars again after seeing a spike in cases, setting new daily records for total cases in recent days.
Will Colorado have to follow suit and backpedal on its reopening plan?
In recent days, there's been a minor increase in confirmed cases in Colorado according to the state's department of health. But it's nothing like the record surges in Texas and Florida
So far, Colorado's pandemic peak remains on April 24 when there were 994 new cases.
New Colorado COVID-19 cases
- June 20: 162
- June 21: 190
- June 22: 166
- June 23: 188
- June 24: 262
- June 25: 324
Daily growth rates have also fallen from the peak of the pandemic.
However, Governor Jared Polis has repeatedly warned Coloradans that wearing a mask is the "passport to the Colorado we love."
Fortunately, deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Colorado have stayed relatively low this week despite the cases.
The peak day for Coronavirus deaths in Colorado was 122 on April 24.
Colorado COVID-19 Deaths
- June 20: 4
- June 21: 0
- June 22: 4
- June 23: 14
- June 24: 2
- June 25: 2
Northern Colorado specifically has seen a tale of two counties.
Larimer County has the state's sixth-most residents but currently ranks ninth with 692 total cases through 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Weld County has the state's ninth-most residents but ranks fourth with 2,757 cases.
Colorado's Top 10 Cases By Counties
- Denver 6,835
- Arapahoe 5,066
- Adams 4,013
- Weld 2,757
- Jefferson 2,594
- El Paso 2,220
- Boulder 1,321
- Douglas 895
- Larimer 692
- Eagle 670