COVID-19 Data Dashboards
*Updated Every Day at about 9AM
Welcome to Pitkin County’s COVID-19 data dashboard, the central location for tracking the key local indicators used in our COVID-19 response. The purpose of this website is to provide all residents and visitors with equitable access to data used to monitor and inform decisions in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All data on this page are updated every day at about 6 PM and are subject to updates as we receive new information.
All COVID-19 data contained in this webpage were collected by Pitkin County Public Health and may not reflect data reported by the Colorado Department Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Pitkin COVID Dial. Pitkin County Public Health often has access to data several days before CDPHE and thus the Dial’s data may lag Pitkin County data by several days.
Looking for a quick summary? The top row of the Case Data dashboard below contains a quick summary of the most relevant indicators.
Case Data Dashboard
The middle panel of this dashboard displays COVID-19 positive and probable cases through different time periods during the pandemic. A positive case is someone who tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. A probable case is someone who did not have a positive PCR test, but was exposed to someone who tested positive and developed COVID-19-like symptoms or had an antigen positive test. Case data is displayed for both Pitkin County residents as well as non-residents outside of Pitkin County’s jurisdiction in the top summary and middle panels.
As cases are investigated, they may be reassigned based on the patient’s county of residence and are displayed below as Out-of-Jurisdiction (OOJ) cases. This includes residents of Eagle, Garfield, or other counties and visitors or out-of-state residents who test or are assumed positive in Pitkin County. Case-specific information, such as demographics and symptoms, are updated every 24 hours with new case investigation data.
The bottom panel has multiple tabs displaying case data by demographic groups. The dark blue points are U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year estimates for 2019 and provide a reference for equity in the distribution of COVID-19 case data by demographic groups.
*Data are subject to change
Protect Our Neighbors Metrics
The following metrics have significance for county and state-level decisions around the COVID-19 response. CDPHE requires that the Protect Our Neighbors (PON) Metrics meet defined thresholds in order for any county to move into the PON status, the green section on the Pitkin COVID-19 Dial page. We have placed a line to indicate when we have reached the PON threshold for each required metric below.
Sufficient Hospital Bed Capacity
Pitkin County is required to maintain the capacity to handle a 20% surge in hospitalizations to meet state requirements for Protect Our Neighbors status. Currently, local hospital bed capacity is at a comfortable level.
Sufficient Supply of Personal Protective Equipment
Hospitals must maintain a two-week supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to meet state requirements for Protect Our Neighbors status. PPE includes respirators, facemasks, gowns, gloves, protective eyewear. Currently, Aspen Valley Hospital is meeting the requirement for this metric.
New Cases Over The Last Two Weeks
Test & Trace
Daily Testing Capacity
Pitkin County is currently meeting the testing capacity requirements for PON status, which is 15 per 10,000 residents per day (27 residents per day for Pitkin County). Currently, we are at a comfortable level of testing to support Pitkin County’s ongoing COVID-19 response, including having testing available for second home owners, visitors, and commuters.
Ability to Implement Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Protocols
Pitkin County is currently meeting the case investigation and contact tracing requirements for Protect Our Neighbors status. Currently, Pitkin County is investigating 98% of COVID-19 cases within 24 hours. Protect Our Neighbor status requires the capacity to investigate and trace contacts for 85% of COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.
Document Surge-Capacity Plan for Case Investigation and Contact Tracing
Pitkin County must have a documented plan to handle a surge in case investigations and contact tracing up to a minimum of 8.7 cases per 100,000 population per day or about 1.5 cases per day to meet Protect Our Neighbors requirements. Currently, we are meeting CDPHE requirements for Protect Our Neighbors status.
Documented Strategies to Offer Testing to Close Contacts
Additional Local Metrics
Community Spread Over The Last Two Weeks
Community spread occurs when an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 does not know how they may have been exposed to the virus. This metric is calculated using the total number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 14 days and exposure information gathered during case investigation. The higher the number of infected people whose source of exposure to COVID-19 is unknown, the more difficult it becomes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Currently, our level of community spread is high.
Cases Outside Pitkin County Jurisdiction
Cases outside of the county’s jurisdiction are the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 at a Pitkin County testing site over the past 2 weeks but are not residents of Pitkin County. Anyone staying in Pitkin County for more than 30 days, including second homeowners, are considered residents. We use this metric to inform our guidelines for visitors and people who work in Pitkin County but reside in other jurisdictions. Currently, we are experiencing a moderate level of out-of-jurisdiction cases and are monitoring regional, statewide, and national trends in new cases to inform our COVID-19 response.