January 27, 2021
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.
- Aspen Valley Hospital Capacity: CAUTIOUS (Based on an evaluation of inpatient hospitalizations, transfer capacity, healthcare workers out and average daily visits in ER, respiratory evaluation and COVID-19 testing)
- *Effective 1/19/22: Aspen Valley Hospital’s indicator for Essential Healthcare Workers Out w/ COVID and COVID-like symptoms in the hospital’s capacity matrix is CONCERNING. The indicator for Average Daily Visits to the Emergency Department is CAUTIOUS. Inpatient Hospitalization and Transfer Capacity: Remains CAUTIOUS The overall rating of CAUTIOUS is directly related to those two indicators and not based on hospitalizations at AVH, which remain comfortable.
- Pitkin County Resident Hospital Admissions: 4 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- Pitkin County Resident ICU Admissions: 3 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- All Colorado Hospitalizations:
- 93% of Acute Care Beds in Use
- 92% of ICU Beds in Use
- 66% of Those Hospitalized are Unvaccinated
NOTICE: Due to the recent surge in COVID-19, there are many positive cases that are pending investigation and we currently cannot provide accurate information on the vaccination status of cases, cases by age groups, or student and teacher cases at this time.
7-Day COVID-19 Case Summary (1/19 – 1/25)
- New Pitkin County cases: 106 (2 are under 18 years old)
- Vaccinated – 6 cases (breakthrough)
- Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated – 1
- Unknown status – 99
- Resident Incidence Rate: 1030/100,000
(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 – 1
- Teacher/Staff – 0
- New Out of County cases tested in Pitkin County: 7
(Visitors and those working, but not living, in Pitkin County)
7-Day Testing Summary (1/19 – 1/25)
- Positivity Rate: 24.5%
- Positivity Increase/Decrease: 9.8% Decrease over the prior 7-day period
- Testing Turnaround: 99.7% of test results within 2 days
Vaccination Status (As of 1/27)
- 83% of all residents are fully vaccinated
- 100% 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
KN95 Masks Available in Pitkin County
The State of Colorado is providing free KN95 masks which offer more protection from Covid-19 than cloth masks! Step up your mask game by picking one up at the Basalt Regional Library and at the Pitkin County Library. Read more here.
Vaccine Effectiveness and Omicron Explained
Why are people who have had COVID-19 and folks that have had a basic vaccination series (not including a booster) still getting Omicron? Unfortunately, Omicron is a mutated variant that is evading immunity for a variety of reasons. Read more to understand how our immune response works and why Omicron is evading it.
Upcoming Vaccination Clinics
Need to get vaccinated or boosted? Check out these upcoming clinics from Pitkin County and Community Health Services. Visit the Get Vaccinated webpage for details and to make appointments.
Community Health Services
Wed Feb 2, Wed Feb 9
1:30pm – 4:00pm 405 Castle Creek Rd. Aspen Co. 81611
1st, 2nd, and Booster doses of Moderna & Pfizer
Registration is Required
Mobile Vax Bus
Tue Feb 8, Wed Feb 9, Thu Feb 10
9am – 5pm. 426 E Main St. Aspen Co
Ages 12+ Ages 5-11 Boosters
1st, 2nd and booster doses available for Pfizer, Moderna. Pediatric Pfizer also available.
Clinic information may be subject to change. Walk-ups Welcome!
**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.