Colorado officials advise against COVID complacency
COVID-19 infections are continuing to decline throughout Colorado, but public health officials are warning against complacency, saying rates remain high.
Threat level: "There's still lots of COVID out there being transmitted," Colorado epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy told reporters Thursday.
- Case rates are at the levels of the pre-Omicron peak in December 2020, and modeling suggests one in 19 Coloradans was infectious as of last week.
- Three cases of the Omicron subvariant BA.2 have been detected in Colorado, and it is present in Boulder County wastewater.
Be smart: Colorado public health experts warned people to wear masks indoors and continue social distancing.
- But the practice is expected to decrease significantly in coming weeks after Denver ended its mask mandate yesterday and neighboring counties did the same.
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