Denver COVID-19 Status Update - April 29, 2022
Published on April 29, 2022
The City and County of Denver provided the following COVID-19 status update:
COVID-19 Preparedness Tools
As we go into summer, it’s important to be prepared for COVID-19. Being prepared for the unexpected will allow vacation and gathering plans to go off without a hitch. Getting up to date with vaccination doses, including boosters, is a good start. Being prepared for COVID-19 can lower exposure risk, minimize the disruption of daily life and help ensure access to treatments if needed. Some other ways to prepare:
- Pay attention to COVID-19 indicators in your community. A good way to keep track is by using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Data Tracker. DDPHE also reports local COVID-19 data online.
- Have high-quality masks on hand. Although mask mandates have expired, make sure you still have plenty on hand.
- Have COVID-19 tests on hand. If you need to order home COVID-19 tests, do this sooner rather than later.
- Vaccine calculators are a good way to keep track of your family’s COVID-19 vaccination status and make completion of each person’s vaccination series simple.
- Make a plan for antiviral drug treatment. Two oral antiviral therapies are available to treat COVID-19 in the United States. Both treatments require a doctor's prescription. Consult your primary care provider to see what’s best for your situation.
- Have backup plans for indoor social events if community case numbers spike.
- For travelers, do a little advance research into clinics and pharmacies at your destination to learn if antiviral drugs are available if you catch COVID-19 on your trip. Remember, you still need proof of a negative COVID-19 test for international travel.
A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation has found nearly a quarter-million COVID-19 deaths in the United States could have been prevented through vaccination. Being prepared helps ensure COVID-19 does not disrupt our daily lives and is something we prevent, protect against and treat like any other infectious disease.
Celebrate Colorado is a weekend-long statewide celebration from May 6-8 with free and discounted activities for Coloradans to enjoy in their communities. Celebrate Colorado is a great opportunity for families, friends, neighbors and communities to come together in celebration. The Celebrate Colorado Google Map will be regularly updated with new events and partners. Some events include:
- Center for Colorado Women's History – Free Admission
- History Colorado Center – Free Admission
- Denver Recreation Centers
- CSU Spur
Along with plenty of sunscreen this summer, keeping COVID-19 rapid tests on hand can ensure speedy results if someone begins to show symptoms. COVID-19 rapid test kits are available in the following locations:
- Free COVID-19 rapid tests are available for pick up at all Denver Recreation Centers during regular operating hours (except for La Alma). Each test kit contains two tests and residents are eligible to receive up to two free test kits while supplies last.
If a test comes back positive, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends isolation and masking up in public. The CDC has provided an Isolation and Quarantine calculator for guidance. Call your healthcare provider or your local pharmacy to learn what treatment options are available to you.
Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, is the best way to protect against severe disease. DDPHE continues to urge everyone to be mindful and take precautions when going about their spring and summer routines. If you feel sick, stay home and get tested.
Denver Vaccine Clinics
Many options for vaccinations continue to be available, including mobile bus clinics (appointments recommended) that will operate at least through June, as well as vaccinations through a primary care provider or pharmacy. Additional resources about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters can be found on the Denver Dept. of Public Health & Environment COVID-19 webpage.
The Colorado Vaccine Equity Project hosts several free vaccine clinics every week throughout the Denver-metro area at schools, community centers and bus stops. Pre-registration is required for many locations. For more information about these clinics, contact Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Information about where to find a vaccine is available at Denvergov.org or by texting your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish, to get the contact information of three nearby locations with available vaccines.
Denver County Current Status
*Numbers represent data as of Thurs., Apr. 28 and are subject to change.
Denver residents 5 and older initiating vaccination – 1st dose received: 87.9%
Denver residents 5 and older completing vaccination – Fully vaccinated: 80.5%
Denver residents 12 and older receiving booster dose (after initial vaccine series) – 49.9%
Denver one-week cumulative incidence rate (7-day average of cases per 100,000 population)
As of 4/27/22: 122
Denver one-week average positivity rate*
As of 4/27/22: 6.85%
Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County: 10 (as of 4/28/22)
Cumulative Denver positive cases: 164,504 (as of 4/28/22)
Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 1,233 (as of 4/28/22)