November 30, 2021

Colorado health officials to provide COVID-19 update on Tuesday

9NEWS will live stream the 11:10 a.m. press conference in the video player above, on 9NEWS streaming devices, the 9NEWS app and 9NEWS YouTube page.

DENVER — Colorado health officials will provide an update Tuesday on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest on vaccinations and the delta variant in the state.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) COVID-19 Incident Commander Scott Bookman, and CDPHE Branch Chief Sarah Hamma are expected to speak at the press conference.

9NEWS will live stream the 11:10 a.m. news conference in the video player above, on 9NEWS streaming devices, on the 9NEWS YouTube channel and on the 9NEWS app.  

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RELATED: Colorado hits 75% mark of adults vaccinated for COVID-19

Colorado reached a milestone this week with 75% of Colorado adults receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the office of Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colo).

More than 3,381,447 of Coloradans 18 or older and 3,628,890 of all eligible Coloradans have been immunized with at least one dose, Polis said. 

Over the last week, the state has averaged 4,314 vaccinations per day among those ages 12 and older, and more than 55% of Coloradans ages 12-17 (247,443 people) have received at least one dose. 

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for Coloradans aged 16 and up.

In Colorado, there are 796 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Aug. 30, and there have been an average of 1,405 new cases of the virus per day over the last seven days.

CDPHE data shows that 92.73% of tested COVID-19 samples over the last week were the more contagious delta variant.

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