COVID-19 cases are on the rise. In the last seven days, Boulder County has recorded 91.1 new COVID cases per 100,000 people, up from 40.6 on Aug. 9, according to Boulder County data.
Longmont still tops the chart with 8,800.5 cumulative cases per 100,000 people with Boulder falling second in the county at 8,659.5 cases.
The county's current positivity rate is 3.8% over the last seven-day period.
In a press conference today, Governor Jared Polis said Colorado has 501 people currently hospitalized with COVID. Ten of those are children ages 11-19, while another seven are younger than 11-years-old.
"We are not currently in jeopardy of overwhelming our hospital capacity," Polis said.
Cases across the state have reached 943, with 191 being reported today.
The smoke and poor air quality have many people feeling similar symptoms to COVID. Polis encourages Coloradans to be safe and get tested to be sure.
Currently, the state is at 73.14% vaccination rate with people having received at least one dose and 65.4% with full vaccination status. Boulder County reports 80% of residents have received at least one dose with 75% being fully vaccinated.
Polis said people who are immuno-compromised may need a COVID booster as the vaccine may wane for some.