City and County of Denver COVID-19 Status Update

Published on July 23, 2021

DENVER – The City and County of Denver today provided the following COVID-19 status update:

Reminders Regarding the Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination

The City and County of Denver strongly encourages all eligible residents (12 and older) who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so as soon as possible. “For those waiting to see how the vaccine responds, or those wanting to be more informed of the data behind the vaccine, please know the numbers overwhelmingly support the benefits of getting vaccinated,” said Bob McDonald, Public Health Administrator for the City and County of Denver. “Across the country, and in the state of Colorado, COVID-19 cases are significantly lower where vaccination rates are higher.”

Earlier this week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reported that between Jan. 1 and June 30, 96% of the people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Colorado were not fully vaccinated and 96.1% of people who died with COVID-19 in the state were not fully vaccinated. “These numbers can’t be more definitive,” said McDonald. “The vaccine works and at this point, tragedies resulting from contracting COVID-19 are entirely avoidable.”

The City and County of Denver have strong vaccination rates, with nearly 75% of Denver residents 12 and older having received their first vaccine dose, and 69% being fully vaccinated, yet there is still more work to be done.

  • The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) continues to work with community partners and community leaders to support messaging about the importance of vaccines and to provide resources for local vaccination events.
  • Our partners at Denver Health continue to build strategies for vaccinating young people along with their families through school-based health centers.
  • DDPHE continues to send its vaccination teams (in partnership with Denver Health) to community events serving those who may have barriers to accessing vaccines.

“Our message is simple. The vaccine is safe, easy to get, and most importantly, it works,” said McDonald. COVID-19 vaccine can be obtained for free and without documentation. To find a vaccination provider go to

If someone is having difficulty finding a vaccination location or needs support in a language other than English, they should contact the DDPHE call center at 720-865-3005.

Delta Variant in Denver

Currently, the City and County of Denver is aware of 42 confirmed cases of the Delta variant. Although this number is low, it is increasing significantly percentagewise each week. People who are fully vaccinated are highly protected against COVID-19 including the variants.City public health experts continue to monitor and update the public on all cases, including variants, to protect and provide the safest community for Denver residents and visitors.

Johnson Boys & Girls Club Vaccination Event

  • Thursday, July 29, 3-6 pm
  • 3325 West 16th Dr.
  • No appointment necessary, open to the public

Montbello Barber Shop LLC Vaccination Event

  • Thursday, July 29, 3-7pm
  • 4848 Chambers Rd.
  • First or second dose of Pfizer; J&J offered
  • No appointment necessary, open to the public

Colorado Health Network Vaccination Event

  • Friday, July 20, 11am-2pm
  • 6260 E. Colfax Ave.
  • First or second dose of Moderna; J&J will also be offered
  • No appointment necessary, open to the public

Interested parties can visit the City of Denver vaccination page to learn more –

Denver County Current Status:

*Numbers represent data as of Friday, July 23 and are subject to change.

  • Denver residents 12 and older initiating vaccination – 1st dose received:475,003 (75.1%)
  • Denver residents 12 and older completing vaccination–Fully vaccinated:438,571 (69.3%)

Denver one-week cumulative incidence rate (7-day moving average)

  • Friday, July 16: 38.9 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population
  • Saturday, July 17: 41.1
  • Sunday, July 18: 42.8
  • Monday, July 19: 43.3
  • Tuesday, July 20: 48.7
  • Wednesday, July 21: 50.6
  • Thursday, July 22: 45.9

One-week average positivity rate*

  • Friday, July 16: 2.5%
  • Saturday, July 17: 2.7%
  • Sunday, July 18: 2.7%
  • Monday, July 19: 3.1%
  • Tuesday, July 20: 3.2%
  • Wednesday, July 21: 3.3%
  • Thursday, July 22: 3.3%

* The most recent 7 days of testing may be incomplete due to delays in laboratory analysis and reporting.


  • Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County: 29 (7-day average)

Cumulative Denver positive cases: 74,654

Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 853


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