Denver COVID-19 Status Update - Jan. 6, 2023

Published on January 06, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently changed Denver County’s Community Level to Green or low transmission. Though COVID-19 hospitalizations have decreased this winter, Denver Department of Public Health & Environment epidemiologists say it’s no time to decrease prevention efforts.  

At-home testing remains a good way to keep our community safe. While the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) announced all state-run COVID-19 community testing sites will close by Sunday, Jan. 15, there are still plenty of options for free testing. The federal government is once again providing free COVID-19, at-home testing kits to all homes in the USA and free testing kits are available at most Denver recreation centers. At-home test kits are also available for purchase on retail sites 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. 

As a reminder, face coverings are a good option for anyone looking for an extra level of protection from respiratory infections. DDPHE continues to urge everyone to be mindful and take precautions when going about their winter routines. Effective treatment for COVID-19 is available if it is administered within five to seven days of symptom onset. Practice good hygiene habits, and if you feel sick, stay home and get tested. More information and resources are available at  

Denver County Current CDC Level: Low/Green 

Denver County Current Status  

*Numbers represent data as of Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, and are subject to change. 

Denver residents 6 months and older initiating vaccination – 1st dose received: 86% 

Denver residents 6 months and older completing vaccination – Fully vaccinated: 79% 

Denver residents 5 and older receiving booster dose- after initial vaccine series: 53% 

Denver one-week cumulative incidence rate (7-day average of cases per 100,000 population) 

As of 1/4/23: 54.4 per 100,000 

Denver one-week average positivity rate*  

As of 1/4/23: 7.5% 


Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 in Denver County: 26 (as of 1/4/23) 

Case Summary  

Cumulative Denver positive cases: 222,286 (as of 1/4/23) 

Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 1,525 (as of 1/4/23)