Boulder County on Tuesday reported 57 new coronavirus cases and two new hospitalizations, but no new deaths.
The number of new cases brings the county’s total to 17,433, Boulder County Public Health data showed. The death toll remained at 232. There have been 469 people hospitalized with the virus. As of Tuesday, there were 22 people in the hospital with COVID-19. The five-day day average percent positivity was 3.3%. The five-day average of the number of new cases among Boulder County residents is 59.2, as of Monday.
Chana Goussetis, spokesperson for Boulder County Public Health, said more than 50 percent of residents 70 and older have received a COVID-19 vaccination. The county reported on Monday that 21,505 residents have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose and 7,097 people have been fully vaccinated. A total of 28,602 people who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Goussetis emphasized that following public health orders is still paramount to stopping the spread of the virus, even if a resident has been fully vaccinated.
“It’s important to remember, though, that the risk of severe illness from this virus still exists and even when a person is vaccinated, they may still be able to spread the virus to others,” Goussetis said. “For this reason, it’s so important that we all continue wearing masks, keeping distance, washing hands, and not gathering.”
The University of Colorado Boulder reported on its online coronavirus dashboard that testing Monday determined nine positive test results from 136 diagnostic tests and 796 monitoring tests. The campus didn’t have any isolation space in use. Since Jan. 4, there have been 199 total positive results; 2,616 diagnostic tests and 11,666 monitoring tests.
In the Boulder Valley School District, there were 11 active cases and 102 people quarantined, split between 91 students and 11 staff, according to the district’s online coronavirus dashboard.
The St. Vrain Valley School District reported on its online coronavirus dashboard that there are 24 active cases, 19 of which are students and five staff. Throughout the school year, there have been 519 students and 210 staff who have tested positive, for a cumulative 729 cases.
Statewide, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported that there were 397,998 cases. Among the cases, there have been 5,650 deaths, and of those, there have been 5,376 deaths due to COVID-19. There have been 21,996 people hospitalized. The number of variant cases, which was again included in state dashboard after a temporary removal Monday, remained at 16. In a Monday email, a state spokesperson wrote that 13 of the cases were the B.1.1.7 variant and three are the Denmark L452R variant.
Boulder Valley active cases and quarantines:
BVSD elementary schools
- Bear Creek: 1 active case; 19 students quarantined; 5 staff quarantined
- Birch: 1 active case; 16 students quarantined; 1 staff quarantined
- Eisenhower: 1 active case; 14 students quarantined
BVSD middle schools
- Angevine: 1 active case; 1 student quarantined
- Broomfield Heights: 1 active case; 5 students quarantined
- Nederland Middle/High School: 1 active case
- Nevin Platt: 2 active cases; 13 students quarantined
BVSD high schools
- Broomfield: 1 active case; 2 students quarantined; 1 staff member quarantined
- Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies: 1 active case; 17 students quarantined
- Early Connections Child Care: 1 active case; 4 students quarantined; 4 staff quarantined
St. Vrain Valley active cases
*Active quarantines are updated Friday
SVVSD elementary schools
- Columbine: 1
- Erie: 1
- Hygiene: 1
- Northridge: 1
- Prairie Ridge: 1
- Rocky Mountain: 1
SVVSD middle schools
- Altona: 1
- Coal Ridge: 1
SVVSD high schools
- Erie: 4
- Longmont: 2
- Mead: 2
- Niwot: 1
- Silver Creek: 1
- Skyline: 1
- Career Development Center: 1
- Soaring Heights PK-8: 2
- Timberline PK-8: 1
- Central Administration: 1