The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Friday confirmed 22 additional cases involving COVID-19 variants of concern among Boulder County residents while Boulder County Public Health reported 81 new cases but no new deaths.
Officials said there was one additional case of the P.1. variant and 21 additional cases of the B.1.1.7 variant among residents. CDPHE also reported 103 cases that involved variants of concern among Boulder County residents.
The 81 new cases bring the county’s total cases to 22,511 and three new hospitalizations bring the county’s total to 771, with 30 residents currently hospitalized with coronavirus. Three new residents were discharged. The number of resident deaths remains at 251. The county also reported the seven-day average positivity rate is 4.2%.
Also on Friday, CDPHE confirmed state health providers can resume offering the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine after the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted their pause on its use, according to a news release.
Of the 5,287 COVID-19 cases reported in Boulder County since Jan. 3 through Wednesday, 3,751 involved residents who identified as white, another 1,207 affected people who identified as Latino and the remaining 329 cases were associated with those who identified as another non-white and non-Latino race. Data about the racial identities of the 88 residents who cases where reported Thursday as well as the 81 residents whose cases were reported Friday will be available Monday.
Of the 435 COVID-19 cases reported in Boulder County this week, 143 involved residents who identified as white, another 52 affected people who identified as Latino and 19 cases were associated with those who identified as another non-white and non-Latino race. The remaining 221 cases reported Thursday and Friday were unclassified races with data for those cases still processing.
County data updated Thursday also showed the following demographic breakdown of COVID-19 related deaths, hospitalizations and cases in the county. The data for demographic breakdown of deaths is unchanged because there have not been any reported COVID-19 deaths in Boulder County this week.
The demographic breakdown of cases is:
- White/non-Latino, 62.8%; a 0.1 percentage point increase from Monday’s data;
- Latino, 32.0%; a 0.1% percentage point decrease from Monday’s data;
- Asian, 2.5%;
- Black, 1.0%;
- American Indian/Alaskan Native, 0.3%;
- Other/non-Latino, nonwhite, 1.3%.
The demographic breakdown of deaths is:
- White/non-Latino, 75.5%;
- Latino, 17.9%;
- Asian, 4.4%;
- Black, 0.9%;
- American Indian/Alaskan Native, 0%;
- Other/non-Latino, nonwhite, 1.3%.
The demographic breakdown of hospitalization is:
- White/non-Latino, 54.6%; 0.2 percentage point increase from Monday’s data
- Latino, 38.2%, a 0.1 percentage point decrease from Monday’s data;
- Asian, 4.5%; 0.3 percentage point increase from Monday’s data
- Black, 1.5%,
- American Indian/Alaskan Native; 0.4%
- Other/non-Latino, nonwhite, 0.8%.
Of the 435 cases reported this week, 85 cases were identified as Boulder residents; 92 cases were identified as Longmont residents; 51 cases came from Lafayette, Louisville or Superior residents; and 38 were identified in residents in other smaller municipalities or unincorporated areas of Boulder County. This data for residents who tested positive Thursday and Friday will be available Monday.
Data updated Thursday shows that of the county’s cases, 8,446 involved Boulder residents, and 7,495 have involved Longmont residents. There have been 1,805 cases in Lafayette residents, 1,013 in Louisville residents, 472 in Superior residents, 597 in Erie residents, 70 in Lyons residents, 26 in Nederland residents and 1,979 in residents of unincorporated Boulder County. Cases have been confirmed in 84 people experiencing homelessness.
The rate of infection for Boulder residents is 7,932.5 per 100,000 people, data shows. In Longmont, the rate of infection is 7,759.0 per 100,000. In Lafayette, the rate is 5,888.5; in Louisville, the rate is 4,868.8; in Lyons, the rate is 3,419.6; in Erie, the rate is 5,048.2; in Superior, the rate is 3,609.1; in Nederland, the rate is 1,688.3; and in unincorporated Boulder County, the rate is 4,529.7.
The University of Colorado Boulder updated its dashboard Friday. During testing on Thursday, there were 16 positive test results from 80 diagnostic tests and 1,427 monitoring tests. The dashboard showed 29 of the university’s isolation spaces were in use, which is 5% of the space reserved for quarantines. Since the start of spring testing Jan. 4, there have been 768 positive results from 10,765 diagnostic tests and 97,747 monitoring tests. Since the start of the spring semester the university has used an isolation space 790 times.
Boulder Valley School District updated its dashboard Friday. The district reported 33 active cases with 481 students and 17 staff members in quarantine.
The St. Vrain Valley School District reported on its dashboard Friday 66 active cases, split between 64 students and two staff members. The district also reported on its dashboard Friday, 1,078 persons quarantined split between 1,068 students and 10 staff members.
Statewide, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported there are 498,758 cases. There have been 6,213 deaths among cases, and of those, there have been 6,384 deaths because of COVID-19. There have been 27,288 people hospitalized. Of Colorado’s more than 5.7 million people, 2,879,013 people have been tested.
Variants of concern in Boulder County
- B.1.1.7: 80 cases
- B.1.427 (previously identified as L452R): 22 cases
- P.1: 5 cases
*BCPH confirmed there are 22 cases of the B.1.427 variant in Boulder County despite CDPHE reporting only 18 on its dashboard. CDPHE updates its variants of concern dashboard on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Boulder Valley School District active cases and quarantines
BVSD elementary schools
- Alicia Sanchez: 2 cases; 35 students and 1 staff member quarantined
- Aspen Creek PK-8: 4 cases; 70 students and 1 staff member quarantined
- Columbine: 1 case; 16 students quarantined
- Eisenhower: 1 student case: 13 students quarantined
- Flatirons: 1 case; 18 students quarantined
- Horizons K-8: 1 case; 4 students quarantined
- Lafayette: 1 case; 24 students quarantined
- Monarch PK-8: 1 case; 22 students quarantined
- Peak to Peak: 1 case; 32 students quarantined
- Ryan: 1 case; 26 students quarantined
- Whittier: 2 cases; 36 students quarantined
BVSD middle schools
- Angevine: 2 cases; 9 student quarantined
- Broomfield Heights: 1 case; 14 student and 1 staff member quarantined
- Casey: 1 case; 6 students quarantined
BVSD high schools
- Boulder: 1 case; 13 students quarantined
- Broomfield: 1 case; 2 students quarantined
- Fairview: 3 cases; 50 students and 3 staff member quarantined
- Monarch: 1 case; 10 students quarantined
BVSD other departments/campuses
- Education Center: 1 case; no reported quarantines
- Manhattan Middle School of Arts: 1 case; 20 students quarantined
- Mapleton Early Childhood Center: 1 case; 12 students and 3 staff member quarantined
- Meadowlark Preschool: 3 cases; 39 students and 3 staff member quarantined
St. Vrain Valley School District active cases
SVVSD elementary schools
- Alpine: 3 students quarantined
- Black Rock: 3 students cases; 9 students; 1 staff member quarantined
- Blue Mountain: 1 student case; 20 students quarantined
- Burlington: 1 students case; 31 students quarantined
- Centennial: 23 students, 1 staff member quarantined
- Central: 2 students quarantined
- Eagle Crest: 7 students quarantined
- Erie: 2 students quarantined
- Fall River: 2 students; 1 staff member quarantined
- Grand View: 1 student case; 50 students quarantined
- Hygiene: 1 students quarantined
- Legacy: 18 students quarantined
- Longmont Estates: 1 student quarantined
- Lyons: 1 student case; 2 students quarantined
- Mead: 23 students quarantined
- Mountain View: 5 students quarantined
- Niwot: 2 students quarantined
- Northridge: 1 student case; 20 students quarantined
- Prairie Ridge: 2 students quarantined
- Red Hawk: 6 students quarantined
- Rocky Mountain: 4 students quarantined
- Soaring Heights PK-8: 10 student cases: 189 students quarantined
- Thunder Valley PK-8: 4 student cases; 42 students quarantined
- Timberline PK-8: 1 student case and 1 staff member case; 86 students quarantined
SVVSD middle schools
- Altona: 1 student case; 41 students quarantined
- Coal Ridge: 2 student cases; 21 students quarantined
- Erie: 5 student cases; 39 students quarantined
- Longs Peak: 1 student case; 31 students quarantined
- Lyons Middle School Senior High School: 1 student case; 4 students quarantined
- Mead: 2 student cases; 56 students quarantined
- Sunset: 32 students quarantined
- Trail Ridge: 3 student cases; 31 students quarantined
- Westview: 10 students quarantined
SVVSD high schools
- Erie: 4 student cases; 14 students quarantined
- Frederick: 4 student cases; 28 students quarantined
- Longmont: 2 student cases; 47 students quarantined
- Mead: 4 student cases; 45 students quarantined
- Niwot: 3 student cases; 73 students quarantined
- Olde Columbine: 3 students quarantined
- Silver Creek: 4 student cases; 33 students quarantined
- Skyline: 1 student case; 6 students quarantined
SVVSD other departments
- LaunchED Virtual Academy: 4 student cases; 1 student quarantined
- Main Street School: 1 student quarantined
- Spark! Discovery Preschool: 1 student quarantined
- St. Vrain Online Global Academy: 1 student quarantined
- Central Administration: 1 staff member case
*SVVSD only updates active quarantines on Fridays. Cases listed include all active cases and do not necessarily represent cases newly determined at time of publication.