The state mentioned it has detected key omicron signatures in all 21 wastewater programs which can be collaborating within the detection program.
BOULDER, Colo. — Circumstances of COVID-19 in Boulder County have gone up “dramatically” since Monday, in keeping with Boulder County Public Well being (BCPH).
BCPH mentioned the sharp improve in instances is probably going because of the omicron variant.
“There was a 44% improve within the common variety of new instances of COVID-19 in Boulder County since Monday, Dec. 20, when the county’s seven-day cumulative case fee was 184.9 per 100,000. By Wednesday, Dec. 22, it elevated to 260.1 instances per 100,000,” Dr. Michelle Haas, BCPH chief medical officer, mentioned in a information launch.
>Video Above: Well being officers give replace on Colorado’s COVID response on Dec. 22, 2021
Beneath the Boulder County Public Well being order, everybody ages two and older are required to put on a masks whereas in a public indoor area.
BCPH mentioned that given how extremely transmissible omicron is in comparison with prior variants of COVID-19, it’s particularly necessary to put on a well-fitted surgical masks, KN95, or the equal.
“This drastic upward development is very alarming for people who find themselves at larger danger of significant sickness, particularly anybody over 65 years outdated, individuals whose immune programs are compromised and those that can not get vaccinated or have chosen to not get vaccinated,” Haas mentioned.
On Wednesday, the Colorado Division of Public Well being and Atmosphere (CDPHE) mentioned the state has detected key omicron signatures in all 21 wastewater programs which can be collaborating in CDPHE’s detection program.
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