Tuesday’s replace comes because the omicron variant has brought about concern on account of its excessive transmisability.
COLORADO, USA — Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) will present an replace on the state’s response to COVID-19 because the omicron variant is now stated to be answerable for roughly 73% of latest COVID-19 infections within the U.S.
The replace set for 1:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon additionally comes as households and mates shall be gathering throughout the nation for the vacations.
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Federal well being officers stated Monday that omicron has raced forward of different variants and is now the dominant model of the coronavirus within the nation.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) numbers confirmed practically a six-fold enhance in omicron’s share of infections in just one week.
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Statewide, there are 1,086 sufferers at present hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Dec. 20, and there have been a mean of 1,467 new instances of the virus per day over the past seven days.
Earlier this month, the Colorado Division of Public Well being and Surroundings (CDPHE) launched vacation steerage that recommends the next for the vacation season:
- Plan a gathering the place everybody over the age of 5 has been vaccinated – and people eligible for a booster have acquired it.
- Keep residence in case you are displaying signs of COVID-19, are optimistic for COVID-19, or have had current shut contact with somebody with COVID-19.
- Put on a masks and observe bodily distancing whereas buying.
- If you happen to can, use curbside decide up for groceries.
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Additionally on Tuesday, President Joe Biden is predicted to announce plans to free fast at-home checks and elevated help for hospitals.
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