Gov. Jared Polis and native leaders on Sunday urged Coloradans to make money working from home as a lot as doable within the coming weeks to cease the unfold of the resurgent coronavirus because the state’s hospitals reported one other new report variety of COVID-19 sufferers.
Colorado’s hospitals reported a spike in admitted sufferers with confirmed coronavirus infections Sunday, with 220 new sufferers admitted during the last 24 hours and 129 discharged, for a web enhance of 91 virus hospitalizations.
A report 1,278 confirmed COVID-19 sufferers are presently hospitalized throughout the state, based on knowledge launched Sunday by the Colorado Division of Public Well being and Surroundings.
The state on Sunday additionally reported a further 21 deaths of people that had been contaminated with COVID-19.
State officers final week warned that hospitals could be filled to capacity if the coronavirus continues to unfold at its present record-setting tempo, and on Sunday, Polis launched an announcement together with a handful of native authorities and enterprise leaders that inspired Coloradans to make money working from home at any time when doable within the coming weeks.
Polis and different leaders have been reluctant to issue new stay-at-home orders even because the virus surges, citing considerations in regards to the financial impacts of a second shutdown, this time with out supplemental unemployment advantages out there from the federal authorities.
“Given the general public well being considerations from Colorado’s surge in COVID instances, Aurora will reply the governor’s request by ensuring that each metropolis worker that may work remotely is working remotely,” Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman stated in his assertion.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joined the assertion, in addition to officers from Westminster, Lakewood, Boulder and Pueblo, and leaders in Adams, Summit and Routt counties.
Colorado reported 4,183 new coronavirus instances Sunday. The state is seeing greater than 4,000 new instances on common day-after-day, and on Sunday reported a 13% positivity fee amongst those that had been examined — a lot larger than the advisable 5% ceiling. Colorado well being officers estimate one in each 110 folks within the state is presently contagious with COVID-19.
“Each Coloradan must step up and do our half to maintain our communities wholesome and our economic system working,” Polis stated within the assertion.