Colorado approaches 6,000 COVID-19 deaths
Colorado is approaching 6,000 deaths related to COVID-19 — an unfathomable benchmark that comes one year after officials confirmed the first cases in the state.
The big picture: About one out of every 1,000 Coloradans alive at the beginning of the pandemic fell victim to it, as The Colorado Sun wrote.
- Positive cases: 433,021, 7.5% of the population
- Deaths: 5,960, 0.1%
- Vaccinated (two doses): 521,567, 9%
- Positive cases: 39th
- Deaths: 41st
- Vaccination rate: 21st
What to watch: Colorado is one of 10 states with a rising case count through Tuesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project, after a 12% increase in the 7-day average.
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