Welcome to the Pitkin County Weekly Data Summary. 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
7-Day Case Summary (8/25-8/31)
- New Pitkin County COVID-19 cases: 38 (4 under 18 years old)
- Vaccinated – 27 cases (breakthrough)
- Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated – 11
- New Out of County COVID-19 case: 9
(Visitors and those working, but not living in Pitkin County)
Incidence Rate: 191/100,000 (residents)
(The cumulative incidence rate is calculated by dividing the total number of cases over the census population, then multiplying by 100,000)
7-Day Testing Summary (8/25-8/31)
- Positivity Rate: 7.6%
- Positivity Increase/Decrease: 3.4% increase over the prior 7-day period
Vaccination Status (As of 8/31)
- 64% of residents are fully vaccinated
- 84% of residents have received at least one dose
Hospital Status (As of 8/31)
- Aspen Valley Hospital Capacity: COMFORTABLE
(Based on inpatient hospitalizations and transfer capacity)
- Pitkin County Resident Hospital Admissions: 0 (in the past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- Pitkin County Resident ICU Admissions: 0 (in the past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- Wearing masks indoors is strongly recommended.
(The CDC recommends wearing masks indoors, including those fully vaccinated where there is Substantial or High COVID-19 transmission)
- Wearing masks are required: (Learn More)
- In schools and child care settings
- For unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated in settings that serve vulnerable or at-risk populations
- On public transportation
Do Your Part
It is only through reducing the risk of transmission; with vaccination, testing, masking and staying home if ill, that we can keep Pitkin County open and our community safe. For more information check out the Healthy Best Practices.
COVID-19 Testing: As COVID-19 cases and exposures increase, there is a need for more testing services. Pitkin County Public Health is working with testing providers to increase availability through the addition of more sites and additional hours of operation. Changes in testing availability will be listed on the Pitkin County COVID-19 website under “Testing Information.” If you are experiencing symptoms, even if fully-vaccinated, get tested.
COVID-19 Vaccinations: The most important public health action is to get vaccinated, which saves lives, prevents illness, and reduces the spread of COVID-19. Vaccinations are providing excellent protection against COVID-19 and are available to people ages 12 and up. Do your part to help reduce the spread. Get information on where to get COVID-19 vaccinations on the Pitkin County COVID-19 website under “Get Vaccinated.”
**The COVID-19 case data was collected by Pitkin County Public Health and may not reflect data reported by the Colorado Department 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.