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.
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 10/26)
- Aspen Valley Hospital Capacity: 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: 1 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- Pitkin County Resident ICU Admissions: 1 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- All Colorado Hospitalizations: 91% of Acute Care Beds in Use
93% of ICU Beds in Use
78% of Those Hospitalized are Unvaccinated
7-Day COVID-19 Case Summary (10/20 – 10/26)
- New Pitkin County cases: 36 (7 are under 18 years old)
- Vaccinated – 19 (cases (breakthrough)
- Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated – 16
- Unknown Vaccination Status – 1
- Resident Incidence Rate: 203/100,000
(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 – 7
- Teachers/Staff Cases – 0
- New Out of County cases tested in Pitkin County: 3
(Visitors of those working, but not living, in Pitkin County)
7-Day Testing Summary (10/20 – 10/26)
- Positivity Rate: 8%
- Positivity Increase/Decrease: 2.7% increase over the prior 7-day period
Vaccination Status (As of 10/26)
- 74% of all residents are fully vaccinated
- 91% of all residents have received at least one dose
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Boosters Now Available
Coloradans who received COVID-19 vaccines produced by Moderna or Johnson & Johnson have been approved by the CDC to get booster shots under certain conditions
In addition, the CDC authorized a “mix and match” approach to the shots, noting people may get a different type of vaccine for their booster than their original shot. Visit our FAQs for more information on these new booster approvals. Check your eligiblity for a booster vaccine here.
Pitkin County Public Health wants to remind people who are fully vaccinated that they are still incredibly well protected against severe illness from COVID-19. Booster doses are important for our most vulnerable and at risk community members, but are available for anyone who feels that they would benefit from receiving one.
The following are upcoming clinic dates:
- November 2-3
- Snowmass Rec Center from 9am – 4pm; appointments strongly encouraged. Stay tuned for scheduling information.
Plus more dates through December! Visit our Get Vaccinated page or the State Vax Bus site for details.
Pitkin County is planning for pediatric (5-11 year olds) vaccination availability in the near future once the FDA and CDC give final approval. To stay current on when pediatric vaccinations are available, sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter.
Pitkin County Public Health is currently accepting public comment regarding the proposed 2021/2022 Winter Mitigation Plan. Click here for more information. If you have questions, reach out to [email protected].
**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.