COVID in Colorado: CDPHE provides update as cases, hospitalizations rise

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DENVER (KDVR) — COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise as omicron becomes the dominant variant in Colorado.

On Christmas day, Colorado had 992 confirmed COVID-19 patients. On Dec. 29 that number has risen to 1,088 COVID-19 patients.

The omicron variant now accounts for more than 91% of all COVID cases, according to state genome sequencing data.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provided an update on Thursday. COVID-19 Incident Commander Scott Bookman and Epidemiology Response Program Manager Dr. Ginger Stringer were a part of the briefing.

You can watch the update on FOX31 NOW in the player above.

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