City and County of Denver COVID-19 Status Update

Published on May 21, 2021

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

Vaccine Appointments and Testing Available

The City and County of Denver continues to support vaccination and testing clinics. Please check vaccination clinics for specifics on what vaccine is being administered. The city continues to urge every resident who qualifies to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently being prioritized for the following people in Colorado:

  • · General public age 18 years and older may receive either the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • · General public ages 12 years and older may receive Pfizer

Minors under the age of 18 who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine need parental consent. For all patients aged 12-15, a parent, guardian, or non-custodial adult must be present and witness the vaccination. DDPHE has updated our website information to reflect the revised EUA Pfizer Vaccine eligibility.

For a current list of vaccination and COVID-19 testing locations, visit

Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment Media Contact Information

The Joint Information Center (JIC) deactivated on Friday, May 7. Going forward, JIC duties have transitioned to Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment, including public information related to testing, vaccinations and public health orders. News media are advised to direct all city COVID-19 response and vaccination questions to:

Denver County Current Status:

*Numbers represent data as of Friday, May 21 and are subject to change.

  • Denver residents initiating vaccination – 1st Dose received:412,762
  • Denver residents completing vaccination–Fully vaccinated:343,665

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

  • Friday, May 14: 97.9 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population
  • Saturday, May 15: 97.7
  • Sunday, May 16: 91.0
  • Monday, May 17: 89.0
  • Tuesday, May 18: 81.1
  • Wednesday, May 19: 68.8
  • Thursday, May 20: 58.3

One-week average positivity rate

  • Friday, May 14: 2.7%
  • Saturday, May 15: 3.2%
  • Sunday, May 16: 3.6%
  • Monday, May 17: 1.7%
  • Tuesday, May 18: 2.0%
  • Wednesday, May 19: 1.4%
  • Thursday, May 20:not yet reported


  • Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County:66 (7-day average)

Cumulative Denver positive cases: 71,957

Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 823


The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), Denver’s nationally accredited public health agency, empowers Denver’s communities to live better, longer. The divisions of DDPHE are: Administration, Animal Protection, Community & Behavioral Health, Environmental Quality, Office of the Medical Examiner, and Public Health Investigations. In partnership with Denver Public Health, DDPHE provides quality public health services to the City and County of Denver. For more information about DDPHE, visit or follow us on Twitter @DDPHE.


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