Denver COVID-19 Status Update - April 15, 2022
Published on April 15, 2022
The City and County of Denver provided the following COVID-19 status update:
COVID-19 Prevention and Summer Planning
Spring Break is over and summer vacation is just around the corner. Almost as sure as a late spring snow in Denver, COVID-19 is also something Denverites should plan and prepare for. As friends and families make summer plans, the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) recommends including COVID-19 prevention measures, like making sure vaccinations are up to date. Vaccine calculators are a good way to keep track of everyone in the family. Along with plenty of sunscreen, keeping COVID-19 rapid tests on hand can ensure speedy results if someone begins to show symptoms. COVID-19 rapid test kits are available in the following locations:
- Free COVID-19 rapid tests are available for pick up at all Denver Recreation Centers during regular operating hours (except for La Alma). Each test kit contains two tests and residents are eligible to receive up to two free test kits while supplies last.
- Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home tests, containing two tests per box, from the federal government. At-home test kits are available for purchase on retail websites like Amazon, CVS, Walmart and Walgreens.
- In-person and drive-thru testing is available at pharmacies and drug stores like Walgreens, CVS, King Soopers and Safeway.
If a test comes back positive, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends isolation and masking up in public. The CDC has provided an Isolation and Quarantine calculator for guidance.
Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, is the best way to protect against severe disease. DDPHE continues to urge everyone to be mindful and take precautions when going about their spring and summer routines. If you feel sick, stay home and get tested.
Denver Vaccine Clinics
Many options for vaccinations continue to be available, including mobile bus clinics (appointments recommended) that will operate at least through June, as well as vaccinations through a primary care provider or pharmacy. Additional resources about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters can be found on the Denver Dept. of Public Health & Environment COVID-19 webpage.
The Colorado Vaccine Equity Project hosts several free vaccine clinics every week throughout the Denver-metro area at schools, community centers and bus stops. Pre-registration is required for many locations. For more information about these clinics, contact Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Information about where to find a vaccine is available at Denvergov.org or by texting your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish, to get the contact information of three nearby locations with available vaccines.
Denver County Current Status
*Numbers represent data as of Thurs., Apr. 14 and are subject to change.
- Denver residents 5 and older initiating vaccination – 1st dose received: 87.7%
- Denver residents 5 and older completing vaccination – Fully vaccinated: 80.4%
- Denver residents 12 and older receiving booster dose (after initial vaccine series) – 49.4%
Denver one-week cumulative incidence rate (7-day average of cases per 100,000 population)
Denver one-week average positivity rate*
- Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County: 9 (as of 4/14/22)
- Cumulative Denver positive cases: 170,128 (as of 4/14/22)
- Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 1,293 (as of 4/14/22)