COVID-19 incidence continues to decline, reaching lowest levels of 2021

EL PASO COUNTY, Colorado (KRDO) – For the first time in seven months, El Paso County’s seven-day incidence rate fell below 100 cases per 100,000 population on June 4. This corresponds to a reduced positivity rate of less than five percent as well as fewer hospital admissions and fewer deaths. The El Paso County Department of Public Health and Environment says all of these are signs of increased community-level protection with the COVID-19 vaccines.

“While our incidence numbers are falling, we are still not out of the woods,” said Stephen Goodwin, senior scientific strategist for data for El Paso County Public Health. “El Paso County’s disease transmission rate remains high compared to the other major counties in the state, and the risk of disease for those who are not vaccinated remains high. As more and more residents of the county choose to have a vaccination, they reduce their risk of serious illnesses and help curb disease transmission in our community. ”

The Colorado Springs and El Paso County Vaccine Consortium continues to prioritize removing all barriers to obtaining the vaccine. The vaccine itself is free and does not require insurance, there are multiple free transportation options, and multiple providers have switched to walk-in or same-day appointments. Vaccines are available to everyone aged 12 and over. People who are vaccinated in Colorado are eligible for cash prizes, including $ 50,000 in college scholarships for those ages 12-17 and $ 1 million for those ages 18 and older through the Colorado Comeback Cash program.

Vaccine dates through Monday, June 7, including federal estimates:

  • Total doses administered: 537.091
    • 622,100 with federal estimates
  • Vaccinated people: 295,921 (48.6%)
    • 344,200 (56.5%) according to federal estimates
  • Fully vaccinated people: 252,907 (41.5%)
    • 289,799 (47.5%) with federal estimates

To access the latest vaccine numbers for El Paso County, read the COVID-19 vaccine dashboard

COVID-19 data trends through Tuesday June 8th:

  • Seven-day incidence: 104.5
  • Seven Day Positivity: 4.87%
  • Hospital admissions and deaths in the past seven days (17th of June): 43 and 5

For more extensive local data, see the COVID-19 data dashboard.

Upcoming vaccination dates available in El Paso County

  • Broadmoor World Arena, 11.-14. June: This clinic uses the Pfizer vaccine. Open to everyone aged 12 and over; People between the ages of 12 and 17 require parental consent. Walk-ins welcome.
    • Registration is possible Here.
  • Matthews-Vu Medical Group, 1550 Pulsar Drive, Nov. 9-11. June: This clinic uses the Pfizer vaccine. Open to everyone aged 12 and over; Those who are 12-17 years old require a parent to be present.
    • Registration is possible Here.
  • UCHealth Memorial Hospital North & Memorial Administration Center, Sept. 7-12 June: This clinic uses the Pfizer vaccine. Open to everyone aged 12 and over; People between the ages of 12 and 17 require parental consent. Walk-ins welcome.
    • Registration is possible Here.
  • Chapel Hills Mall, 7-12 June: This clinic uses the Pfizer vaccine. Open to everyone aged 12 and over; People between the ages of 12 and 17 require parental consent. Walk-ins welcome.
    • Registration is possible Here.

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