Latest Update: 5/13/21
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What’s noteworthy in today’s COVID-19 data? 

Garfield County reported five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Eagle and Pitkin counties didn’t add any new cases on their dashboards.

Pitkin County’s 7-day positivity rate is now the lowest in the tri-county region, at 1.1%. The county moved to Green-level restrictions on May 10.

Note on data source: Aspen Journalism uses state’s data for individuals tested in the three counties for better comparison — since only Pitkin County provides a daily update on its testing number.

Statewide hospitalization numbers are still high with 603 currently hospitalized patients as of May 13, up from about 400 a month ago.

Since May 12, there have been more than 1,500 new confirmed cases in Colorado. Confirmed cases statewide now exceed 528,000.

Past travel and visitation patterns remain a guide since more people are now coming to Aspen from cities in New York, California, Florida, Illinois and Texas, and there is more travel in and out of Colorado from neighboring states, including Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico and Arizona.

California reported about 1,000 new cases on its dashboard on Thursday. California has now more than 3.6 million COVID-19 cases. Texas added about 1,500 cases on May 13. There have been about 2.4 million COVID-19 cases reported in Texas.

The CDC reported about 34,000 new cases nationwide on Thursday. There are now about 32.6 million cases and more than 580,000 deaths in the country.


There are possible discrepancies in the data published by the counties and the state as they don’t necessarily use the same data collection techniques. Also, CDPHE and local public health departments may process and report COVID-19 data on a different day, resulting in a lag in the data.

How many vaccines do we have?

More than 2.7 million people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado so far, and approximately 2.1 million people have received their two doses.

More than 120,000 COVID-19 doses have been shipped to Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties as of May 13, according to CDPHE data, and about 100,000 of them have been administered.

For more information

  • Pitkin County
  • You can fill out this form (or go to Pitkin County’s Vaccination page) to be notified when a vaccine may be available for you.

  • Eagle County
  • You can visit Eagle County Public Health’s webpage on information about the vaccines. Appointments are required and can be scheduled since Monday, Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. online at or by phone at 970-328-9750. 

  • Garfield County
  • Residents need to call 970-384-7632 for Valley View Hospital, or 970-625-1100 for Grand River Health. You can visit the county’s vaccine portal for more information.

How many tests are being done in Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties?

Where can I get tested?

How many visitors are testing positive in Pitkin County?

There have been 533 OOJ cases since July 10, according to the county’s dashboard.  Dashboards will be updated soon.

 What is the current situation on school campuses?

Next update: 6/2/21

From May 6 to May 13, two new cases were reported in the Roaring Fork School District.

Where are the COVID-19 cases in Colorado?

The state’s northwest region, which includes Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties, was classified on May 13 as “Sustained decline.” This means that “Incidence is decreasing” according to CDPHE.

How many people are in the hospital?

On May 13, CDPHE reported 603 patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in Colorado. There have been more than 28,000 people who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 across the state since March 2020.

How many people have died from COVID-19?

On May 10, three people died from COVID-19, according to CDPHE. There have been more than 6,000 fatalities due to COVID-19 since March 2020.

Since March, four Pitkin County, 22 Eagle County and 39 Garfield County residents died from COVID-19.

Selection from John Hopkins Data

Selection from The COVID Tracking Project is not included anymore as the project ended on March 7, 2021.

Media Selection

MAP: Where Colorado’s coronavirus cases, deaths have been identified” The Colorado Sun

Colorado Covid Map and Case Count” The New York Times

Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as countries fight Covid-19 resurgence” Financial Times

Covid-19 pandemic: Tracking the global coronavirus outbreak” BBC

Additional Sources

City of Aspen Info
Town of Snowmass Village Info
Pitkin County Info
Pitkin County Data / New Dashboard
Eagle County Info
Eagle County Data
Garfield County
Garfield County Data
The Colorado Sun Data
Washington Post Data
The New York Times Data
ProPublica Data
The Financial Times Data
BBC News
The Denver Post
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Projection
John Hopkins University Data Data
Worldometer: Coronavirus

Other Info

Aspen Valley Hospital
Valley View Hospital

Media Sources

Aspen Journalism’s Twitter list of local news outlets and reporters.
Aspen Journalism’s news-aggregation list, “The Bucket.”
The Aspen Times
Aspen Public Radio
KDNK, Carbondale
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Vail Daily
Summit Daily
Steamboat Pilot
Telluride Daily Planet
Colorado Sun
Denver Post
Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Politics