The seven-day positivity rate in Eagle County reached 5.8% on Thursday, and Garfield County’s rate reached 6.8% on July 22. Two weeks ago, Eagle County’s positivity rate was only 2.9% and Garfield County was at 4.5%.
The number of COVID-19 tests given in Pitkin County more than tripled — from an average of 34 tests per day on Nov. 1 to 111 tests per day on Dec. 1, and then kept increasing. But on Jan. 21, the state announced that Curative tests could not be used for asymptomatic testing.
Travelers should get tested before coming or face 14-day quarantine, health board says
Pitkin County began tracking nonresidents who tested positive here in mid-July, after numerous inquiries on the topic from news media and community groups; Aspen Journalism on July 13 filed a Colorado Open Records Act request for data on nonresident COVID-19 cases.