Colorado Counties With The Highest Coronavirus Rates: Update

Amber Fisher

COLORADO — Between Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m., 3,685 new coronavirus cases were reported in Colorado, according to the latest state public health data.

While case rates climb in Denver's metro area, some rural counties have higher COVID-19 rates than the more populated areas.

As of Sunday, 35 percent of Colorado hospitals anticipated staff shortages within the next week, and 11 percent anticipated intensive care unit bed shortages over the next week, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Around 47 percent of the state's critical care ventilators were in use Sunday, the data shows.

Twenty counties have shifted to the more restrictive 'Level Red' on the state's COVID-19 dial. The level limits restaurants to outdoor dining, takeout and delivery, and the last call for alcohol is 8 p.m. Stores are limited to 15 percent capacity. Nobody is permitted to gather with people who live outside their household.

Here are the 20 Colorado counties with the highest coronavirus case rates out of 100,000 people, according to the latest public health data:

  1. Crowley County: 16694.3

  2. Logan County: 9149.4

  3. Adams County: 5045.33

  4. Morgan County: 4985.51

  5. Fremont County: 4497.85

  6. Denver County: 4461.23

  7. Sedgwick County: 4306.86

  8. Summit County: 4292.68

  9. Pueblo County: 4008.09

  10. Prowers County: 3984.49

  11. Washington County: 3922.4

  12. Eagle County: 3724.35

  13. Weld County: 3711.97

  14. Phillips County: 3693.31

  15. Arapahoe County: 3622.75

  16. Kit Carson County: 3507.3

  17. Alamosa County: 3188.93

  18. Mineral County: 3141.36

  19. Garfield County: 3134.56

  20. El Paso County: 3122.52

>> You can find your county's rate on Colorado's open data portal here.

Images courtesy of CDPHE open data portal
Images courtesy of CDPHE open data portal

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An emergency coronavirus alert was sent to Coloradans' phones at 9 a.m. Sunday. The alerts went out to residents in 'Level Red' counties on the state's COVID-19 dial.

This article originally appeared on the Arvada Patch