Montrose County remains red on the CDC’s COVID transmission dial, a designation that indicates a high transmission rate in the community.
Montrose Memorial Hospital reported caring for ten patients with COVID-19 as of 6 a.m. Friday October 1. Five patients were in the Intensive Care Unit and five were in the Medical/Surgical Unit, according to MMH Chief Marketing Officer Leann Tobin.
According to the CDC, the hospital has had nine new hospital admissions between Saturday Sept. 25 —Friday Oct. 1 (-18.18%). The CDC reported a +6.55% use in beds used and +25% in ICU beds used through Wednesday Sept. 29.
Vaccine dataCounty-level data for Sept. 25—Oct. 1 based on CDC and CDPHE data show:
53.4% of eligible residents have received at least one dose of any vaccine, according to the CDPHE. This demonstrates a +0.56% in overall vaccinations compared to the +1.14% between Sept. 20-26 period.
47.5% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC (+0.42%). The CDPHE, however, reports 41.4% of the population is fully vaccinated (+0.48%).
According to CDC data, 19,698 residents have received a first dose (+0.47%) while 17,487 residents are fully vaccinated (+0.42%)
The CDPHE reports 17,711 residents fully vaccinated (+90 residents fully vaccinated) with 34,799 total doses (first dose and fully vaccinated, +0.56%) administered, showing +196 administered doses in the county. There has been a -59.6% in administered doses in the past week.
Case dataCounty-level data for Sept. 25—Oct. 1 based on CDC and CDPHE data show:
CDPHE data reports a total of 4,721 confirmed COVID-19 cases since March 2020, a +3.1% since the Sept. 20—26 period compared to the +2.23% through the Sept. 10—16 seven day period.
Montrose County has +138 cases in the past seven days per the CDC, marking a +38% in cases since the Sept. 20—26 period compared to the +35% through the Sept. 10—16 seven day period.
Montrose County has a 7.07% positivity rate per the CDC, +16.09% in the past week.
The CDC reported 1,612 tests performed in the past seven days, a -6.5% since the Sept. 20—26 seven day period.
School district data
Case data based on the Montrose County School District RE-1J COVID dashboard show:
101 total confirmed cases since Aug. 15., with 20 total confirmed new cases (no staff and twenty students) between Sept. 25—Oct. 1.
17 total confirmed cases (no staff and 17 students) between Sept. 18—24 (previous seven day total period).
The school district reported a two week cumulative incidence rate of 37 (no staff and 37 students) between Sept. 18—Oct. 1 (+15.6%).
Quarantine data as of Oct. 1 based on the Montrose County School District RE-1J COVID dashboard show:
261 total staff and students in quarantine, +80% since the Sept. 27 report.
247 students in quarantine—4% of the total student population, +73.9% since the Sept. 27 report.
14 staff in quarantine—1.6% of total staff population, +366.6% since the Sept. 27 report.
Resources:Montrose County Public Health provides updates at https://bit.ly/3yZvcnp
CDC data can be found at https://bit.ly/3z8cZo4
MCSD data can be found at https://bit.ly/3904sbT
More informationFree Flu Bug Flu Shot clinic on Nov. 9 from 3 — 7 p.m. at the Montrose County Event Center, Olathe Corn Park and the Basin Clinic on the West End. New this year: High dose flu shots are available for seniors 65+ during Senior Hour from 3 — 4 p.m. or while supplies last. More information at montrosefluclinic.com
Cassie Knust is a staff writer for the Montrose Daily Press.