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Increase of COVID-19 Cases in Boulder County

On Friday, Boulder County Health raised the COVID community from low to medium.
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COVID-19 is not gone in Boulder County, which increased its community level from low to medium Friday.

Boulder County Health receives notifications when Boulder County residents test positive for COVID-19. Last week the dial changed for the county when COVID-19 cases increased to 200 cases per 100,000 people.  

"The increase of cases was not unexpected as the more contagious BA.2 variant spreads locally and nationally," said Carol Helwig, Communicable Disease Program Manager for Boulder County Public Health, or BCPH.

Boulder County reports, as of Friday, 310 positive COVID cases per 100,000 people, a rise that began mid-April. 

There has been an increase in the past month of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in Boulder County. On April 10, there was a positivity rate of 3.94% with only a total number of 490 tests. By May 10, the positivity rate had increased to 9.43% with a total number of 524 tests. 

The age group currently with the highest number of reported positive COVID tests are those who are 35-44 of which 469.9 tested positive out of 100,000 people. The next most impacted age group is 23-34-year-olds.

Those experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with someone experiencing symptoms or who has tested positive, can find a testing site from a list of testing locations provided by BCPH.