The number of people currently hospitalized is 1,564, and the state’s seven-day moving average positivity rate is 12.50%.
COLORADO, USA – There are 1,564 patients currently hospitalized in Colorado per. November 20, and the seven-day moving average positivity rate was reduced to 12.50% according to the latest data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
Positivity is an important indicator of the status of COVID-19 in the state. The World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2020 recommended that the degree of positivity was at or below 5% to contain the virus.
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Current hospitalization data is also a key measure because they can be an indicator of whether Colorado̵
Data is released every day at 16 Numbers are updated every day at that time.
An overview of the data and links to related stories can be found below.
- 188,566 cumulative cases, up from 182,801 the day before.
- 12,166 cumulative admissions, up from 11,980 the day before.
- 2,745 deaths among those who tested positive for COVID-19, an increase from 2,730 the day before.
- 2,355 deaths due to COVID-19, up from 2,350 the day before.
- Get the latest from CDPHE here.
- Gov. Jared Polis issued a decree imposing face masks or coatings on everyone in indoor places in public.
> Updates from November 20 can be found here.
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CDPHE reports 188,566 people have tested positive for the disease caused by the new coronavirus, COVID-19. It rose from 182,801 the day before.
The graphic below shows case growth, which comes from subtracting the total number of cases from the previous day. A moving average helps capture a trend over a period of time. This removes some noise from the daily numbers. The line on the graph is the seven-day moving average of case growth.
Positivity is the number of tests that come back with a COVID-19 result. Above 10% may be an indicator that not enough testing is being performed and that only people who are likely to have COVID are being tested. In May 2020, the World Health Organization recommended that the degree of positivity be even lower, 5%, to contain the virus.
- 2,745 deaths among people with COVID-19
- 2,355 deaths due to COVID-19
The majority of deaths – 53% – are among people over the age of 80; 23% of deaths occurred in people aged 70-79, and 12% were in people aged 60-69.
The graph below shows the number of people who have died from COVID-19 based on the date of their death.
On May 15, CDPHE switched to a death documentation difference that divided into “deaths among cases” and “deaths due to COVID-19.” Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist at CDPHE, said on May 18 that deaths in the “among” category are from those who tested positive for COVID-19, either before or after death. This is done by medical workers in the front line. Deaths in the “due to” category are delayed and result from death certificates that the Centers for Disease Control encodes and then sends to CDPHE. The CDPHE website explains that the two categories should not be on the same timeline due to reporting differences.
Of those who tested positive for the disease, a total of 12,166 cumulative admissions have been reported.
On November 20, 1,564 patients were admitted due to the disease, according to the latest data from the Colorado Hospital Association. Within the last 24 hours, 226 patients had been transferred or discharged.
(Note: 95% of facilities reported data as of November 20).
The graph below shows the number of people currently hospitalized with a COVID-19 diagnosis and the number of people who have been discharged or transferred within 24 hours. This is a key measurement because it can be an indicator of whether Colorado’s hospital system is being overwhelmed by the virus or not.
According to the CDPHE, 1,563,738 tests have been administered, up from 1,537,359 the day before, and all 64 counties have reported cases.
This graph shows the total number of tests processed each day.
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