City and County of Denver COVID-19 Status Update - March 26, 2021

Published on March 26, 2021

Denver Reaches 100,000 Vaccinations Milestone

On Monday, Denver crossed over the 100,000 mark for residents who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This important milestone gets Denver closer to herd immunity, which occurs when a significant portion of a community becomes immune to a disease, and when the spread of disease from person to person is significantly reduced. In the United States it has been estimated that 70% of the population, or more than 200 million people, would have to be vaccinated or recover from COVID-19 to halt the epidemic. At this point, Denver has fully vaccinated just over 13% of its residents. The city continues to support community vaccination sites, outreach and public awareness efforts to encourage more residents to become vaccinated when eligible.

City Offers At-Home Vaccination Services for Residents Who Can’t Leave Home

Denver’s At-Home Vaccination Team continues to vaccinate residents who are unable to access healthcare or community vaccination sites. Denver residents who are required to stay at home for health and safety reasons are encouraged to contact the city’s At-Home Vaccination Team to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine at their home. Eligible residents can sign up by calling the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment at 720-865-3005 and press Option 4 for at-home vaccination. This service is available in English and Spanish, as well as other languages through a phone interpreter.

Mile High United Way & Lyft Partnership for Residents to Access 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 2-1-1 service. 2-1-1 is a free, multilingual, and confidential service that connects individuals with community resources and information.
Learn more about 2-1-1

Denver County Current Status:

Numbers represent current data and are subject to change.

  • Denver residents initiating vaccination – 1st Dose received: 183,824
  • Denver residents completing vaccination – Fully vaccinated: 106,904

Additional Denver vaccine information

Current State Dial Level: Yellow – Concern

  • One-week cumulative incidence rate of >100 - ≤300
  • To be moved to Level Blue: one-week cumulative incidence rate of >36 - ≤100
  • One-week average positivity rate of >5% - ≤7.5%
  • To be moved to Level Blue: one-week average positivity rate of ≤5%
  • Decreasing or Stable Hospitalizations
  • To be moved to Level Blue: stable or declining hospitalizations 

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

  • Friday, Mar. 19: 134.9 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population
  • Saturday, Mar. 20: 135.7
  • Sunday, Mar. 21: 134.7
  • Monday, Mar. 22: 146.1
  • Tuesday, Mar. 23: 155.3
  • Wednesday, Mar. 24: 137.1
  • Thursday, Mar. 25:117.4

One-week average positivity rate

  • Friday, Mar. 19:3.5%
  • Saturday, Mar. 20: 3.5%
  • Sunday, Mar. 21: 3.6%
  • Monday, Mar. 22: 3.5%
  • Tuesday, Mar. 23: 3.4%
  • Wednesday, Mar. 24: 3.2%
  • Thursday, Mar. 25: 3.1%

Decreasing or stable hospitalizations

  • Current: 8 days of declining or stable new hospital admissions
  • Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 North Central Region: 189.6 (14-day average)
  • ICU hospital bed capacity North Central Region: 69.1% (7-day average)

Cumulative Denver positive cases: 63,299

Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 528

Current public health orders and capacity restrictions for Level Yellow

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