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 11/23)
- Aspen Valley Hospital Capacity: COMFORTABLE*
(Based on an evaluation of inptient hospitalizations, transfer capacity, healthcare workers out and average daily visits in ER, respiratory evaluation and COVID-19 testing)
*Aspen Valley Hospital’s Inpatient Hospitalization and Transfer Capacity indicator in the hospital’s capacity matrix is CAUTIOUS. This change is directly related to a reduced transfer capacity to hospitals with higher levels of care, and not based on hospitalizations at AVH, which remain comfortable.
- Pitkin County Resident Hospital Admissions: 1 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- Pitkin County Resident ICU Admissions: 0 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- All Colorado Hospitalizations: 94% of Acute Care Beds in Use
95% of ICU Beds in Use
84% of Those Hospitalized are Unvaccinated
Data Dashboard Alert: We have been experiening a disruption in our data export, preventing updates to local COVID-19 case data on our dashboards since 11/18/2021. This summary report accurately presents that case data from the past week. Other data on the dashboard continues to be updated each weekday including Pitkin County’s CDC Community Transmission level (7-day incidence and % positivity), hospital capacity locally, regionally, and statewide and vaccination data for Pitkin County.
7-Day COVID-19 Case Summary (11/17-11/23)
- New Pitkin County cases: 23 (data for under 18 years old not available this week)
- Vaccinated – 15 cases (breakthrough)
- Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated – 8
- Resident Incidence Rate: 130/100,000
(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 and Teacher/Staff cases – 5
- New Out of County cases tested in Pitkin County: data not available this week
(Visitors and those working, but not living, in Pitkin County)
7-Day Testing Summary (11/17-11/23)
- Positivity Rate: 9.1%
- Positivity Increase/Decrease: 0.2% increase over the prior 7-day period
- Testing Turnaround: 99.1% of test results within 2 days
Vaccination Status (As of 11/23)
- 76% of all residents are fully vaccinated
- 94% of all residents have received at least one dose
- Indoor Mask Mandate – Effective 9/16
- All individuals 2 years or older are required to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more
As many of us are planning to gather with loved ones this holiday season, it is still important to do everything possible to keep each other safe from COVID-19 — even if you are fully vaccinated. Anyone can be exposed to COVID-19. Get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster, and follow basic public health protocols to protect yourself. Wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance, and open doors and windows for better ventilation if weather allows. Ask your guests to get tested for COVID-19 a day or two before your gathering. For more tips on celebrating safely this year, visit Colorado’s Winter Holiday Guidance.
Pediatric and Booster Doses
Vaccination clinics for children and boosters are continuing through December, so keep an eye on our Get Vaccinated page to schedule your child(ren) for their 1st or 2nd COVID-19 doses or for your booster.
**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.