LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6

By: - October 6, 2020 12:24 pm

(Governor Jared Polis Facebook)

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6 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, he’ll be joined by state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy.

Through Oct. 4, Colorado had 73,537 cases of COVID-19 and 1,968 deaths due to the disease, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The weekly average of daily new cases was 528 for the week ending Oct. 4 — down about 13% from the previous week, when the average was 599 new cases per day.

On the other hand, hospitalizations for COVID-19 are on the rise. As of Oct. 5, 233 people were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 in Colorado hospitals, and an additional 92 people hospitalized were suspected of having COVID-19.

While just 1% of hospitals expect staff, PPE and intensive care unit bed shortages in the next week, the number of hospitalizations for confirmed cases hasn’t been this high since July 30. Statewide, 74% of intensive care unit beds and 34% of ventilators are in use.

Watch the governor’s briefing here:

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Faith Miller
Faith Miller

Faith Miller was a reporter with Colorado Newsline covering the Colorado Legislature, immigration and other stories.