Latest local COVID-19 data; UCCS cases spike

Annika Schmidt

aschmid8@uccs.edu 

COVID-19 at UCCS 

     The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) community has recently seen a significant spike in positive COVID-19 cases. Last week, 45 people tested positive at UCCS, which is an average of nine new cases per day in the five-day work week. In the week prior, the week of Oct. 26, there were eight new positive cases. For the number of new cases, this is an increase of approximately 460 percent from one week to the next.  

     The cumulative positive result for the whole semester is at 100 cases as of Monday, with close to half of these cases still active. Nine out of the 33 isolation rooms on campus are occupied by students and faculty who are positive for the virus or who have been recently exposed and are isolating or in quarantine. This number does not include members of the campus community who are isolating or quarantining at home or elsewhere.  

Graphic created by Annika Schmidt 

COVID-19 in El Paso County 

     El Paso County is currently following the Safer at Home: Level 2: Concern guideline phase. On Nov. 8, 543 new cases were reported. The record for the most new cases reported in one day was five days prior, on Nov. 3, when 669 new cases were reported. In the 10-day period between Oct. 30 and Nov. 8, there have been an average of approximately 383 new cases per day. 

     To date, 14,537 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in El Paso County, and 210 of these individuals succumbed to the virus. 

COVID-19 in Colorado 

     On Nov. 8, 3,259 new cases were reported. The record for the most new cases reported in one day was only three days prior, on Nov. 5, when 3,814 new cases were reported. Since Nov. 5, there have been over 3,000 new cases reported each day. In the 10-day period between Oct. 30 and Nov. 8, there have been an average of approximately 2,920 new cases per day in the state of Colorado. 

     To date, 132,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Colorado, and 2,421 people have died as a result.