Denver warns new stay-at-home order possible if COVID-19 spread not curbed

New state modeling shows one in every 292 people in Colorado is contagious — nearing April level
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Posted at 12:12 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 02:12:18-04

Denver warned residents Monday they could face another stay-at-home order if the resurgent spread of COVID-19 is not soon brought under control, saying “what we are doing isn’t working.”

That came as public health officials said the odds any given person somebody encounters in Colorado is contagious with the coronavirus are now nearly as high as they were in April.

Last week, a model of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado projected the state would keep admissions to intensive-care units just below the number of available beds if current trends continued.

But the situation worsened, with an increasing rate of hospitalizations, and the model now shows there could be more intensive-care patients in Colorado than beds come January — even without accounting for the spread that could accompany holiday travel.

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