This report gives you a summary of the data over the past week and the status of COVID-19 in the community.** For more detailed information, please visit our COVID-19 data dashboards.
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Current CDC Risk Level
Pitkin County is currently experiencing a High Level of community transmission (defined as >= 100 cases / 100,000 cumulative incidence rate or a testing positivity rate of over 10%). Learn More.
Hospital Status (As of 10/19)
- Aspen Valley Hospital: COMFORTABLE
(Based on an evaluation of inpatient hospitalizations, transfer capacity, healthcare workers out and average daily visits in ER, respiratory evaluation and COVID testing)
- Pitkin County Resident Hospital Admissions: 3 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- Pitkin County Resident ICU Admissions: 2 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- All Colorado Hospitalizations: 89% of Acute Care Beds in Use
92% of ICU Beds in Use
78% of Those Hospitalized are Unvaccinted
7-Day COVID-19 Summary (10/13 – 10/19)
- New Pitkin County cases: 35 (9 are under 18 years old)
- Vaccinated – 15 (cases (breakthrough)
- Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated – 20
- Resident Incidence Rate: 197/100,000
(The cumulative incidence rate is calculated by dividing the total number of cases over the census population, then multiplying by 100,000)
- School and Childcare Cases:
- Child/Student Cases – 9
- Teacher/Staff Cases – 1
- New Out of County cases tested in Pitkin County: 6
(Visitors and those working, but not living, in Pitkin County)
7-Day Testing Summary (10/13 – 10/19)
- Positivity Rate: 5.3%
- Positivity Increase/Decrease: 2.2% decrease over the prior 7-day period
Vaccination Status (As of 10/19)
- 73% of all residents are fully vaccinated
- 90% of all residents have received at least one dose
State Vaccination Bus
Boosters are now available for individuals 65+, and 18+ who work/live in high risk settings and/or are immunocompromised. Fill out the Additional Dose Interest Form if you would like to be contacted when more information becomes available.
The following are upcoming additional dose dates for those eligible:
- October 22 at Rubey Park Transit Center
- October 23 at Old Snowmass Market
- October 24 at Snowmass Market and Tree House
- October 25 at Bumps Restaurant at Buttermilk
AVH Hospital Status Updated to Comfortable
Aspen Valley Hospital changed its status from “Cautious” to “Comfortable” on Thursday, October 7th. This change was due to improvements in the metrics of staffing, hospital visits, and bed and transfer capacities that determine the status of hospital capacity since the beginning of October. Pitkin County’s mask mandate remains in place as CDC community transmission levels have been in the “High” or “Substantial” levels for the past 21 days. For more information on the current COVID-19 transmission levels and hospital status, visit the Pitkin County COVID-19 status webpage.
**The COVID-19 case data was collected by Pitkin County Public Health and may not reflect data reported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Testing results are from CDPHE reports of all COVID-19 tests among Pitkin County residents. There may be differences between CDPHE positivity estimates and those presented in this report.