Colorado's latest COVID surge is leading to child hospitalizations and a record positivity rate

Four Corners Public Radio | By Sarah Flower
Published January 6, 2022

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Many COVID-related metrics are on the increase in Colorado. We spoke to State Epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy, M.D to get the latest.

Key takeaways:
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment reported Wednesday (1/5) that 60 children are hospitalized across Colorado with COVID-19. Last Wednesday it was 25.
  • Some of the child hospitalizations could be for other reasons, but they were COVID-positive at the time of admission.
  • As of Wednesday, the state's positivity rate is 26%, the highest yet recorded in the pandemic. For context, that means that 1-in-4 people in Colorado likely have COVID.

We also reached out to Colorado COVID Incident Commander Scott Bookman to get an update on the shortage of monoclonal antibody treatments.

Listen to the interview for more details.