There has also been a 90% reduction in the rate, according to health executives.
DENVER – At least 70% of eligible residents of the city and county of Denver, which includes 12 and older, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to health officials.
“This is an important achievement for our city and a testament to the hard work of our residents who have continued to put themselves, their families and their communities first and at the center,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock in a release.
“As our vaccination rates rise, and thanks to the hard work, we have been able to reopen our city responsibly, and I urge anyone who has not yet received their shot so we can cross the finish line.”
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Hospitalization rates have also dropped significantly, with fewer than 200 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Denver metro region, the city said in its release.
In addition, there has been a 90% reduction in cases.
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“I’m proud of the Denver community for stepping up and getting vaccinated,” said Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) CEO Bob McDonald. “This has been a long road, and we are grateful to our partners in Denver Public Health and health professionals throughout the region who have worked tirelessly to control this virus and get shot in the arm. We urge all eligible people to get their vaccine as soon as possible. ”
President Joe Biden had set a goal of administering at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 70% of adults by July 4th. City leaders said they were happy to beat the deadline locally.
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Those who have not yet received a vaccine are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. While there are still vaccine differences within our population, City and Denver Public Health will continue to coordinate with community, local, regional, and state partners to close the gap and ensure a fair approach to vaccine distribution. For more information on the vaccines and where to get one, go to denvergov.org/COVID-19.
Denver issued a new public health order on June 1, updating facial clothing guidelines and capacity limits for major indoor events. Denver’s new requirements will apply until July 1st. Click here for more information on the current public health order.
For those who are unvaccinated, public health experts still recommend wearing face clothing in indoor public settings, social distance and avoiding large crowds. Click here for comprehensive guiding masking from the state of Colorado.
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