LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27

By: - October 27, 2020 11:40 am

(Governor Jared Polis Facebook)

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted remotely.

Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page.

During the briefing, Polis will be joined by Scott Bookman, who is the COVID-19 incident commander for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as well as the interim director of CDPHE’s Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response. Several previously hospitalized survivors of COVID-19 are also scheduled to speak.

Through Oct. 25, Colorado had 97,300 cases of COVID-19 and 2,076 deaths due to the disease, according to data from CDPHE.

The weekly average of daily reported new cases was 1,377 for the week ending Oct. 25 — a jump from the previous week, when the average was 1,091 new cases per day. (The latter number is slightly higher than the the one Newsline reported Oct. 18, because CDPHE’s data sometimes changes as cases reported in the past are added to the totals.)

CDPHE on Oct. 23 moved to limit personal gatherings in most counties to no more than 10 people from two or fewer households. That requirement is part of the Safer at Home public health order, which expires Nov. 5 but will probably be renewed. The 10-person limit applies to any public or private gatherings not part of a sector or activity specifically regulated through the Safer at Home order.

Watch the governor’s briefing here:

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Faith Miller
Faith Miller

Reporter Faith Miller covers the Colorado Legislature, immigration and other stories for Colorado Newsline.