Colorado COVID hospitalizations at highest level since May


DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis is warning Coloradans to remain vigilant about the coronavirus as case numbers are at an all-time high and hospitalizations have reached their highest levels since May.

In his semiweekly update Tuesday, Polis said at the current rate, hospital capacity could be reached by the end of the year. He said some Colorado hospital systems are starting to prepare for a surge.

Colorado coronavirus hospitalization data as of October 27, 2020. / Courtesy CDPHE

Polis said currently, the median stay in a hospital is five days. The mortality rate for a hospital patient is 4.1%, which is down from 15.3% in March.

The governor was joined at the press conference by CDPHE’s Scott Bookman. COVID survivors Barbara Gould, Kim Powell, and Clarence Troutman also shared their stories.

Can’t see the video? Watch on the governor’s Facebook page.

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