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COVID update: Positive COVID cases are trending down in Boulder County

Hospitalizations remain low at .44 per 100,000 over the last 14 days
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Although there has been a recent decline in COVID-19 cases across the county in the last week, Longmont still tops the county in overall numbers. 

According to data provided by Boulder County, yesterday, Longmont is nearing 10,000 positive COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, ranking currently at 9,146.2 cases. Boulder follows right behind at 8,951.6 cases overall. These two cities beat out other Boulder County cities by just over 1,735.3 cases.

Currently, the county as a whole reports a decline in the average number of positive cases, which has fallen to 45.1 leaving the county at a 4.3% positivity rate. 

The majority of the cases have fallen into the 23-34-year-old age group, however, people in the 75-year-old and older group have seen drastic increases in numbers over the last few weeks. 

Deaths related to the virus have remained low since early March with several weeks without any through June and July. The most recent deaths in the county have been related to people in long-term care facilities, according to Boulder County data.

The vaccine continues to be encouraged by public health officials. In Boulder County, 82% of eligible residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 76% have been fully vaccinated. 

These numbers are trending better than Colorado as a whole which reports 73.96% of residents with at least one dose and 67.38% of eligible residents reaching full vaccination. 

Hospitalizations remain low at .44 per 100,000 over the last 14 days, according to Boulder County data.