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Briefing on COVID-19 at 12:05 p.m. Dec. 23

By: - December 23, 2020 11:43 am

(Governor Jared Polis Facebook)

There will be a live briefing at 12:05 p.m., Dec. 23, on Colorado’s COVID-19 response.

The briefing will be provided by Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 incident commander with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist; and Brig. Gen. Scott Sherman, of the Colorado National Guard.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recorded an average of 2,544 new cases of COVID-19 each day from Dec. 15 through Dec. 21. That’s down from the previous week, when the state recorded an average of 3,382 new cases per day.

There are growing indications that Colorado’s third and most severe wave of illnesses could be subsiding.

In total, 4,369 people have died in Colorado with COVID-19. Of those, at least 3,601 people died as a direct result of the illness.

Editor’s note: This brief has been corrected to reflect that Gov. Jared Polis will not participate in the briefing.

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