City and County of Denver COVID-19 Status Update

Published on June 11, 2021

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

Vaccination Rates Hit Goal of 70% Earlier Than Expected

The City and County of Denver reached a major milestone this week as 70% of eligible residents (those 12 years and older) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Denver has now exceeded President Biden’s goal of administering at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 70% of adults, nearly a month ahead of the President’s July 4th deadline. The vaccines are extremely safe and effective in preventing death, serious illness, and hospitalization from COVID-19. We continue to encourage all eligible people to get their vaccine as soon as possible. For more information on the vaccines and where to get one go to denvergov.org/COVID-19.

Denver-metro Region Hospitalizations Under 200

The Denver-metro region COVID-19 hospitalization rate fell to under 200 people for the first time since April 4, 2021. The combination of high vaccine rates, continued social distancing when appropriate and mask wearing as needed, is lowering hospitalizations and reducing stress on our health care system.

Montbello High School Vaccination Site Closure, Testing Remains Available

Vaccinations at the Denver community site at Montbello High School are no longer available. However, testing at this location continues. Individuals scheduled to receive their second dose at this location will be contacted by CovidCheck Colorado to reschedule their second vaccine appointment.

Denver Human Services Steele Street Testing Site Closure

The City and County of Denver’s COVID-19 testing site at Denver Human Services Steele Street is officially closing today, Friday, June 11. COVID-19 testing for residents in the Clayton community and Denver-metro area will remain available at Walgreens, Urgent Care Centers and some primary care providers, as well as select City-managed locations. Additional information about testing locations, resources and hours are available online at denvergov.org/COVID-19 and by phone at 3-1-1.

Barnum Rec Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center, Swansea Rec Center and John F. Kennedy High School Closures

At the end of June, the Denver community vaccination sites at Barnum Rec Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center, Swansea Rec Center and John F. Kennedy High School will end delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines. Throughout June, walk-ins for vaccines are welcome. Due to the gap in time between first and second doses, individuals receiving their first vaccine dose at one of these locations must get their second vaccine dose at an alternative vaccine location like Safeway and other healthcare providers. Visit denvergov.org/COVID-19 to find additional vaccine locations.

Barnum Rec Center:

  • Pfizer
    • Final vaccine delivery day: Sunday, June 27th
  • Moderna
    • Final vaccine delivery day: Wednesday, June 30th

Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center:

  • Pfizer
    • Final vaccine delivery day: Saturday, June 26th
  • Moderna
    • Final vaccine delivery day: Tuesday, June 29th

Swansea Rec Center:

  • Pfizer
    • Final vaccine delivery day: Monday, June 28th

JFK High School

  • Moderna
    • Final vaccine delivery day: Wednesday, June 30th

Access Immunization Records

CDPHE has recently launched a public-facing portal for patients to access their immunization records. Individuals who have received their first or both COVID-19 vaccinations can use this portal to view and print an official record of their immunizations. All that is required is the individual’s first and last name, date of birth and gender.

Denver County Current Status:

*Numbers represent data as of Friday, June 11 and are subject to change.

  • Denver residents 12 and older initiating vaccination – 1st Dose received:444,948 (70.3%)
  • Denver residents 12 and older completing vaccination–Fully vaccinated:389,770 (61.6%)

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

  • Friday, June 4: 31.5 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population
  • Saturday, June 5: 29.7
  • Sunday, June 6: 30.8
  • Monday, June 7: 31.5
  • Tuesday, June 8:  32.7
  • Wednesday, June 9: 29.7
  • Thursday, June 10: 24.3

One-week average positivity rate*

  • Friday, June 4: 1.3%
  • Saturday, June 5: 1.3%
  • Sunday, June 6: 1.3%
  • Monday, June 7: 1.3%
  • Tuesday, June 8: 1.2%
  • Wednesday, June 9: 1.2%
  • Thursday, June 10: 1.2%

* The most recent 7 days of testing may be incomplete due to delays in laboratory analysis and reporting.

Hospitalizations

  • Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County:49 (7-day average)

Cumulative Denver positive cases:73,142

Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19:835

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