City and County of Denver COVID-19 Status Update

Published on April 23, 2021

Vaccine Appointments Available 

Everyone in Colorado ages 16 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The city continues to urge every resident who qualifies to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Appointments are more readily available at many locations. Additionally, certain vaccination sites are offering walk-up, drive-in and day-of vaccinations with no prior scheduling needed. Residents are encouraged to contact their intended vaccination location to learn the options available. Community resources such as vaccine fact sheets, guides to debunking vaccine myths and more are available on the city’s COVID-19 community outreach page. Information on where and how to sign up to receive a vaccine is available on the city’s vaccine website.    


Transportation Assistance for Vaccination Appointments 

Mile High United Way and Lyft Relief Rides have partnered to help Denver residents with non-emergency transportation to vaccine appointments. Residents with barriers to transportation can request free Lyft rides by contacting Mile High United Way’s free, multilingual 2-1-1 service. Learn more about 2-1-1.

Colorado Carshare offers its members free use of their vehicles for vaccine appointments. Carshare locations can be found on this map. Residents must be a Colorado Carshare member to reserve a vehicle, but will be provided a credit of up to $25 with proof of a vaccine appointment. 


Vaccinations at Home  

For people who are required to stay at home for health and safety reasons, the city can bring your vaccine to you. Sign up by calling Denver Department of Public Health and Environment at 720-865-3005 and press Option 6 for at-home vaccination. This service is available in English and Spanish, as well as other languages through a phone interpreter. This service is also available for one primary caregiver at the same address. The primary caregiver does not need to present any credentials or certification.


Denver County Current Status: 

*Numbers represent current data and are subject to change. 

  • Denver residents initiating vaccination – 1st Dose received: 347,016 
  • Denver residents completing vaccination – Fully vaccinated: 202,933 

Additional Denver vaccine information


Current public health orders and capacity restrictions for Level Blue 

  • Public health orders regarding mask wearing, gathering sizes, and Level Blue capacity restrictions now in place

Current public health orders in Denver 


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

  • Friday, Apr. 16: 178.8 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population 
  • Saturday, Apr. 17: 176.6 
  • Sunday, Apr. 18: 173.1 
  • Monday, Apr. 19: 169.3 
  • Tuesday, Apr. 20: 158.0 
  • Wednesday, Apr. 21: 149.2 
  • Thursday, Apr. 22: 136.1 

One-week average positivity rate 

  • Friday, Apr. 16: 4.2% 
  • Saturday, Apr. 17: 4.3% 
  • Sunday, Apr. 18: 4.3% 
  • Monday, Apr. 19: 4.3% 
  • Tuesday, Apr. 20: 4.4% 
  • Wednesday, Apr. 21: 4.1%    
  • Thursday, Apr. 22: 4.3%    

Hospitalizations 

  • Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County: 68.1 (7-day average) 
  • Cumulative Denver positive cases: 68,408 
  • Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 537
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