LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 10 a.m., Dec. 30

By: - December 30, 2020 9:35 am

(Governor Jared Polis Facebook)

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live briefing at 10:15 a.m., Dec. 30, on Colorado’s COVID-19 response.

The briefing will include an update on the state’s response to the pandemic, including Colorado’s first case of the of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7. It will also include information about adjustments to the state’s vaccine distribution list.

Polis is expected to be joined by Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist; Eric France, chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; and Emily Travanty, Ph.D., scientific director in the CDPHE’s Laboratory Services Division.

Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recorded an average of 1,838 new cases of COVID-19 each day from Dec. 22 through Dec. 28. That’s down from the previous week, when the state recorded an average of 2,577 new cases per day.

In total, 4,687 people have died in Colorado with COVID-19. Of those, at least 3,803 people died as a direct result of the illness.

Watch the briefing here:

Editor’s note: This brief has been updated with a new scheduled time for the news briefing.

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