COVID-19 deaths in Colorado exceeded 7,000 on Tuesday, according to the federal data released by the state.
According to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7,009 Coloradans have died as a result of COVID-19, which are updated every afternoon by the state. The deaths were described as “heartbreaking” by Gov. Jared Polis’ spokesman in a statement.
Conor Cahill said that they “now have a simple tool to stop the loss, a safe and highly effective vaccine” and added that “every loss of life due to this deadly virus is heartbreaking. Coloradans have lost loved ones, friends and neighbors, and now that we have a weapon against COVID, much of the loss is unnecessary,”
Since a fall surge and vaccines were given to Colorado’s most vulnerable population, the risk of death has dropped dramatically. The death toll is also far lower than the worst-case scenarios predicted by state health officials.
Weekly death tolls are compiled by the state Department of Public Health and Environment. The most recent COVID-19 death figure is for the week ending June 26, when the state recorded 26 deaths. Since mid-October, this is the second-lowest toll.
Fourth wave struck Colorado in April
There have been flare-ups, though. In late April and early May, Colorado was hit by a fourth COVID-19 wave, which killed at least 93 people by the second week of May. That was the highest level since Feb. 13, when the state’s COVID-19 measurements began to fall steadily following the fall rise. Since the vaccine became available for distribution in early April, around 600 Coloradans have perished.
For three weeks in a row in the fall, the state surpassed 400 weekly deaths, and for nine weeks in a row, it reached 200.
According to state and federal data, the demographics of the deceased are now closer to the state’s actual racial mix. According to the United States Census Bureau, white Coloradans account for 68 percent of the state’s population and 66 percent of the state’s deaths. Latino residents make up 23% of the population and account for 25% of COVID-19 deaths in the state.
Colorado’s elderly people, as has been the case since the beginning, account for the majority of deaths in the last 15 months.
Experts claim that the death toll specifically linked to COVID-19 does not reflect the true mortality caused by the pandemic.