Garfield County has reported 27 new COVID-19 cases since Monday and Eagle County has added 17 cases. Pitkin County has recorded eight cases since Monday.
“Since April, we’ve seen a disconnect between our incidence rates, our positivity and our wastewater measurements,” Pitkin County epidemiologist Carly Senst told county commissioners July 26. “The wastewater is showing much higher prevalence than what we’re seeing come through.”
Tracking “breakthrough” and nonresident COVID-19 cases in Pitkin County; low water levels at Ruedi Reservoir threatening hydropower production, and single-digit Roaring Fork streamflows.
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.