Colorado is seeing an increase in the number of hospital admissions due to coronavirus despite a plateau in the number of new cases, Gov. Jared Polis and State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said Tuesday.
If the upward trend in admissions continues, Dr. Herlihy predicts continued growth in cases and increased demand on hospitals ahead of a predicted spike during the winter holidays.
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Polis said during a press conference Tuesday that the current trend of COVID-19 cases in the case is not jeopardizing our current privileges, but it is a concerning rate that could lead to high hospitalizations.
Colorado’s current trajectory indicates continued growth in cases and hospital demand, but epidemiologists do not expect to come close to exceeding hospital or ICU capacity in the next month.