Gov. Polis, Dr. Herlihy discuss climbing COVID-19 positivity rate among children in Colorado


DENVER (KDVR) — As more Coloradans and Americans get their COVID-19 vaccine, many communities are reconsidering mask mandates – especially in outdoor settings.

Polis and Herlihy also outlined a troubling trend of rising cases, as Colorado reaches a 6% positivity rate, with more than 600 hospitalizations. Herlihy attributed the rise to variants in the state, including the B.1.1.7 variant from the United Kingdom.

Another trend that causes concern, a rise in cases in school-aged children that can be traced to school outbreaks.

But it’s not all bad news. Early data suggests high-vaccinated counties are seeing less community spread in Colorado.

You can re-watch the press conference on FOX31 NOW in the video above.

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