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COVID-19 Response Updates

On January 14, elected officials held a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall to share information with their constituents.

Shared by our partners at the Denver Joint Information Center (JIC). For information specific to the COVID-19 response update, please contact Jic_news@denvergov.org.

Public service announcement from Councilman Chris Hinds encouraging the public to follow COVID-19 precautions. Video added 1.19.21.
COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall recording from 1/14 Elected officials of central and southeast Denver hosted a town hall to share information about the COVID-19 vaccine plan. This included CM Hinds and other Denver Councilmembers, but also DPS board members, and state representatives and senators. DDPHE Director Bob McDonald was the main presenter, and attendees were able to ask questions using the chat function. Watch the town hall recording on Facebook.

Denver COVID-19 response update Mayor Hancock and Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Bob McDonald updated the community about the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates included that Mayor Hancock and mayors from across the country have sent President-elect Biden a letter asking him to provide cities with greater control and flexibility in obtaining vaccines and directing distribution, especially to under-served populations. Click here to view the press conference.

Denver County Current Status:
*Numbers represent current data and are subject to change based on additional data
Denver residents initiating vaccination – 1st Dose received: 28,667
Denver residents completing vaccination – 2nd Dose received: 9,505
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Current State Dial Level: Orange – High Risk
Two-week cumulative incidence rate of ≥175 – <350
To return to Level Yellow: two-week cumulative incidence rate of ≥75 – <175
Two-week average positivity rate no greater than 15%
To return to Level Yellow: two-week average positivity rate no greater than 10% 
Decreasing or Stable Hospitalizations for 8-11 Days
Denver two-week cumulative incidence rate
Friday, Jan. 8: 493 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population
Saturday, Jan. 9: 521.7
Sunday, Jan. 10: 532.3
Monday, Jan. 11: 533.7
Tuesday, Jan. 12: 539
Wednesday, Jan. 13: 515
Thursday, Jan. 14: 489.4
Two-week average positivity rate
Friday, Jan. 8: 5.6%
Saturday, Jan. 9: 5.5%
Sunday, Jan. 10: 5.4%
Monday, Jan. 11: 5.4%
Tuesday, Jan. 12: 5.4%
Wednesday, Jan. 13: 5.3%
Thursday, Jan. 14: 5.3%
Decreasing or stable hospitalizations
Current: 11 days of declining or stabile new hospital admissions
Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 North Central Region: 463.9 (14-day average)
ICU hospital bed capacity North Central Region: 63.5% (7-day average)
Cumulative Denver positive case: 52,852