Pitkin County’s COVID-19 case and testing data has experienced a lag in updates due to problems occurring with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) data reporting systems since Friday, Jan. 7. Impacted dashboards include the COVID-19 Case & Testing Data and COVID-19 Risk Level & Hospital Status Data dashboards.
CDPHE has been experiencing issues in state COVID-19 disease reporting systems since Jan. 5 and are working to resolve those issues as soon as possible.
These delays in information on new cases have delayed Pitkin County Public Health’s ability to provide accurate estimates on case counts and incidence rate estimates since Jan. 7. Public Health will resume weekday data updates as soon as data becomes available.
Pitkin County Public Health has also made adjustments to the data dashboards to include cases that are pending investigation to provide a more accurate and current estimate of COVID-19 transmission in Pitkin County. We have assumed that 20% of our non-responses are visitors and non-resident cases and include 80% of our pending cases as residents.
“Our ultimate goal is to provide the community with the most up-to-date, accurate data possible,” said John Anderson, PhD, Covid-19 Public Health Analyst. “Unfortunately we are currently experiencing delays from the state that are impacting this, but we are optimistic it will be resolved by early next week.”
What numbers are most impacted by this update?
- Case counts
- Local incidence rates
- Percent positivity
- Daily tests and test results counts
We will continue to conduct contact tracing and update the data as it is received. This includes assessing the incident rate, percent positivity, and case and testing counts. Once data consistently becomes available in a more timely manner, we will provide updated data in the coming days until we return to our daily evening updates on weekdays.