January 13, 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.
Hospital Status (As of 1/13)
- Aspen Valley Hospital Capacity:
NEW: As a result of two categories that are now Red – CONCERNING – Essential Healthcare Workers Out (ill with COVID) and Average Daily Visits – the overall AVH Capacity status is changed from CAUTIOUS (yellow) to CONCERNING (red)
- Pitkin County Resident Hospital Admissions: 4 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- Pitkin County Resident ICU Admissions: 1 (in past 2 weeks anywhere in CO)
- All Colorado Hospitalizations:
- 93% of Acute Care Beds in Use
- 92% of ICU Beds in Use
- 71% 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 (1/5 – 1/11)
- New Pitkin County cases: 651 (29 are under 18 years old)
- Vaccinated – 13 cases (breakthrough)
- Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated – 19
- Unknown status – 619
- Resident Incidence Rate: 3666/100,000
(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 – 24
- Teacher/Staff – 6
- New Out of County cases tested in Pitkin County: 70
(Visitors and those working, but not living, in Pitkin County)
7-Day Testing Summary (1/5 – 1/11)
- Positivity Rate: 41.1%
- Positivity Increase/Decrease: 6.6% Increase over the prior 7-day period
- Testing Turnaround: 95.7% of test results within 2 days
Vaccination Status (As of 1/13)
- 80% of all residents are fully vaccinated
- 99% 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
I tested for Covid, now what?
We created a step by step guide for what to do after testing…whether you are positive or negative! Visit https://covid19.pitkincounty.com/testing-process/ for the new click-through tool.
Improve How Your Mask Protects You
Since the start of the pandemic, masks have been one of the most effective tools that have reduced the spread of COVID-19. With the new surge of omicron, it’s important to remind ourselves of best practices when it comes to masking, as all masks are not created equal. Visit our newest blog on how to improve your mask use.
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.
Mobile Vax Bus
Fri, Jan 21, Sat, Jan 22 and Sun, Jan 23
9am – 5pm. 426 E Main St. Aspen Co
Ages 12+ Ages 5-11 Boosters
First, second and boosters available for Pfizer and Moderna. Pediatric Pfizer available.
**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.