PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — A day after public well being officers reported the arrival of the omicron variant in Pitkin County, native COVID-19 circumstances shot by way of the roof, based on the most recent county statistics.
And whereas the 145 circumstances up to now seven days as of Tuesday haven’t been confirmed as omicron and possibly gained’t be for 2 weeks, the shortly booming numbers in Pitkin and Eagle counties virtually actually point out the presence of the extremely contagious new variant, stated Josh Vance, Pitkin County epidemiologist.
“We greater than tripled case counts during the last seven days,” he stated Tuesday afternoon. “The CDC simply famous that almost all of circumstances within the U.S. already are omicron. It’s occurred extraordinarily quick.
“The fast and sharp improve is just like what occurred in South Africa, the U.Okay. and New York. It’s precisely what we’re seeing right here.”