The second wave of COVID may - may - finally be weakening. Just in time for a post-holiday spike and schools to go back in session.
New cases, new hospitalizations, and new deaths are all growing exponentially and out of control. The only thing that will save lives now is another lockdown.
Same pandemic, different week - cases are setting records, positivity is worse than it's been since early May, hospitalizations are about to exceed their peak from April, and deaths are rising too.
Everything is up and looking to continue to go up until Coloradans take the pandemic seriously again. Which may be only after Governor Polis is forced to impose a second statewide lockdown.
New cases are setting new records. Test positivity is over 5% again. New hospitalizations are clearly up and the trend goes back to just after schools statewide went back to in-person learning. And new deaths are starting to increase and will continue to do so until all Coloradans take the pandemic seriously.
Cases are way up. Positivity is up a little. Hospitalizations are up just a bit. Deaths are still low, but unfortunately that's not going to last.
It's too early to say for sure, but there are some early signs that COVID-19 is increasing in Colorado as a result of schools going back into session.
New cases and positivity percentage are down, as are new hospitalizations. Deaths are holding steady. But hold on to your hats, Colorado, because schools are reopening and the course of COVID-19 is going to get worse from here.
I look forward to the day when I can delete the bookmarks to Jefferson County Public Health, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Centers for Disease Control.