COVID-19 Delta Variant Colorado Unfold Worsens July 2021 Replace

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Over fifteen months after the COVID-19 pandemic, Coloradans are desperate to return to normal – and state officials are doing their best to improve that process. This week, for example, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment passed a revised ordinance for July that removes capacity restrictions for events with more than 2,000 people and removes mask requirements for vaccinated people aged twelve and over in schools.

The downer, however, is the delta variant of the novel coronavirus, which is more dangerous and transmissible than the original disease and is now responsible for the vast majority of new COVID-19 infections nationwide. In the past nine days, the Delta variant has gained a foothold in thirteen other counties. That puts the total number of Colorado counties in which the strain (technically known as B.1.617.2) has been confirmed is 36 out of 64 – well over half, including all major population centers.

In addition, the number of cases has often risen sharply in most of the districts in which the delta variant was previously detected. Some have doubled, others have tripled, and the number in Jefferson County is more than eight times what it was a little over a week ago, from two to seventeen.

In “COVID-19 Delta Variant: Places Where It’s Spreading in Colorado” we have listed the case numbers of the CDPHE Delta variant in the 23 counties in which they were documented up to June 23. While many of the counties had single-digit totals, the department emphasizes that the percentages of variant cases are based on “a small sample of positive COVID-19 tests” and do not account for all new infections in the state. For the week of June 20, the Delta variant was estimated to make up 73.12 percent of the newly reported COVID-19 cases in Colorado.

Statistics for today, July 2, show thirteen more counties with at least one authenticated case of the Delta variant – and some of the counties that were officially free of the strain on June 23 added a lot more. Delta and Gunnison counties went from zero to seven, Conejos jumped from zero to nine, and Pueblo escalated from zero to ten.

While case numbers in some counties remained unchanged from June 23 to July 2, others recorded multiples of two or more, including Larimer (from two to nine), Fremont (from three to twelve), Montrose (from three to thirteen) . , Arapahoe (from twelve to thirty) and Moffat (from eighteen to forty). And the counties with the highest number of cases on June 23rd are in much worse shape by July 2nd. The total number of Delta variants of El Paso increased from 103 to 237, and that of Mesa from 218 to 418.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are said to be highly effective against the Delta variant. However, according to the CDPHE’s data dashboard, only 51 percent of El Paso’s eligible residents received their first dose of vaccine, and Mesa’s pace is even slower at 45.2 percent.

Here are the 36 Colorado counties that the Delta variant is located in, in ascending order by the July 2nd numbers; You will be accompanied by the June 23 totals as well as the updated vaccination rates for a dose:

Alamosa county
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
1 case of the delta variant on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 55.4 percent on July 2nd

District of Elbert
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
1 case of the delta variant on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 44.2 percent on July 2nd

Gilpin County
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
1 case of the delta variant on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 59.7 percent on July 2nd

Great county
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
1 case of the delta variant on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 62.7 percent on July 2nd

La Plata county
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
1 case of the delta variant on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 66.3 percent on July 2nd

Logan County
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
1 case of the delta variant on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 33.6 percent on July 2nd

Summit circle
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
1 case of the delta variant on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 81.7 percent on July 2nd

Bent County
1 case of the delta variant on June 23
1 case delta variant on July 2nd (unchanged)
Vaccination rate: 26 percent on July 2nd

Pitkin County
1 case of the delta variant on June 23
1 case delta variant on July 2nd (unchanged)
Vaccination rate: 79.7 percent on July 2nd

Routt County
1 case of the delta variant on June 23
1 case delta variant on July 2nd (unchanged)
Vaccination rate: 73.6 percent on July 2nd

Sedgwick County
1 case of the delta variant on June 23
1 case delta variant on July 2nd (unchanged)
Vaccination rate: 47.4 percent on July 2nd

Archuleta district
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
2 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 55.2 percent on July 2nd

Eagle County
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
2 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 75.3 percent on July 2nd

Saguache circle
1 case of the delta variant on June 23
2 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 39 percent on July 2nd

Circle plate
1 case of the delta variant on June 23
2 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 49.8 percent on July 2nd

San Miguel County
3 cases of the Delta variant on June 23rd
3 cases of delta variants on July 2nd (unchanged)
Vaccination rate: 84.1 percent on July 2nd

Las Animas County
2 cases of the Delta variant on June 23rd
4 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 55.6 percent on July 2nd

Delta County
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
7 cases of delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 43 percent on July 2nd

Gunnison County
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
7 cases of delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 71.7 percent on July 2nd

Rio Blanco district
1 case of the delta variant on June 23
7 cases of delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 35 percent on July 2nd

Conejos county
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
9 cases of delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 46.2 percent on July 2nd

Larimer county
2 cases of the Delta variant on June 23rd
9 cases of delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 66.5 percent on July 2nd

Pueblo County
0 cases with delta variants on June 23
10 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 52.8 percent on July 2nd

Denver County
6 cases of the Delta variant on June 23rd
10 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 72.6 percent on July 2nd

Fremont county
3 cases of the Delta variant on June 23rd
12 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 37.4 percent on July 2nd

Montrose district
3 cases of the Delta variant on June 23rd
13 cases of delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 45 percent on July 2nd

District Weld
6 cases of the Delta variant on June 23rd
13 cases of delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 54 percent on July 2nd

Boulder County
12 cases of the Delta variant on June 23
16 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 76.9 percent on July 2nd

Jefferson County
2 cases of the Delta variant on June 23rd
17 cases of delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 71.3 percent on July 2nd

Adams County
10 cases of the Delta variant on June 23
19 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 62.4 percent on July 2nd

Douglas County
20 cases with delta variants on June 23
28 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 69.7 percent on July 2nd

Arapahoe County
12 cases of the Delta variant on June 23
30 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 66.5 percent on July 2nd

Moffat County
18 cases of the Delta variant on June 23
40 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 38.2 percent on July 2nd

Garfield County
27 cases of delta variants on June 23
44 cases with delta variants on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 60.1 percent on July 2nd

El Paso County
103 cases of the Delta variant on June 23
237 Delta Variation cases on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 51 percent on July 2nd

Mesa County
218 cases of the Delta variant on June 23
418 Delta Variation cases on July 2nd
Vaccination rate: 45.2 percent on July 2nd

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Michael Roberts has been writing for Westword since October 1990, where he worked as a music editor and media columnist. It currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.

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