LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25

By: - September 25, 2020 1:11 pm

(Governor Jared Polis Facebook)

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and economic recovery. The news briefing will be conducted from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

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

Polis is traveling to Montrose, Delta and Grand Junction on Sept. 25 to visit organizations supported by the COVID-19 Relief Fund and meet with local business people and elected officials.

At the briefing, he’ll be joined by state Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, and state Rep. Janice Rich, R-Grand Junction, according to a statement from the governor’s office.

Through Sept. 23, Colorado had 67,217 cases of COVID-19 and 1,935 deaths due to the disease, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The latest numbers appear to show that while daily new cases are still increasing, they could be rising at a slower rate. State officials at a Sept. 22 briefing warned residents about a possible “third wave” in the state’s pandemic experience. The weekly average of daily new cases shot up 50% from Sept. 14 to Sept. 21.

But when looking at the seven-day average of daily new cases for Sept. 23 compared to Sept. 16, the difference is 29% — still an increase, but a sign that September’s rise in cases could be slowing.

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.