Colorado Coronavirus Update: 1,338 New Cases Reported

Amber Fisher

Colorado began to see an uptick in coronavirus case numbers after the holiday season, but the state has seen a decline over the past few days, public health data shows.

Between Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon, 1,338 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Colorado.

As of Tuesday, 364,336 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in the state among 2,253,022 people who have been tested since the outbreak began, health officials confirmed. Around 20,280 people have been hospitalized.

Colorado's COVID-19 death toll:

  • Deaths due to COVID-19: 4,281

  • Deaths among cases: 5,242

Around 34 percent of the state's critical care ventilators were in use as of Tuesday, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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Around 14 percent of Colorado hospitals reported anticipating staff shortages over the next week, and 5 percent of hospitals reported anticipating ICU bed shortages.

All 'Level Red' counties have moved to 'Level Orange' on the state's COVID-19 dial, which means businesses are allowed higher capacity caps and fewer restrictions.

Colorado continues to receive vaccine shipments, which are being distributed in three phases over the next nine months.

Read also: Colorado Vaccine Rollout For Ages 70 And Older: What To Know

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch