The government released an alarming data showing more than 95% of the COVID-19 related hospital admissions since early this year in Colorado are those who are yet to be vaccinated.
According to the state health department, 9,400 of the 9,891 hospitalized individuals found positive for COVID-19 in Colorado since January this year actually haven’t been administered — not even a single dose — of any COVID-19 vaccine.
Moreover, 78.7 percent of those who have died in Colorado for COVID-19 since April were also unvaccinated despite availability of the vaccine shots in the city.
Amid the alarming admission, the Colorado Department of Public Health in a statement sent via email said: “Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19, including the delta variant. We encourage all eligible Coloradans to get vaccinated as soon as possible. It is the easiest way to protect our friends, families and communities and to return to the lives we love.”
CDPH further enjoined persons who have yet to complete the required twin doses to observe public health safety protocols — wearing protective masks, observing physical distancing, frequent handwashing and avoiding public gatherings.
Web sources also tend to show that areas recording high numbers of COVID-19 hospital admissions are states with low vaccination rates.
These figures are also seen to increase with the emergence of a more-transmissible Delta variant.
Recent weeks also tend to show vaccination in Colorado on a slide.
To aggravate the situation, Colorado’s Mesa County yielded an extremely alarming figure showing 88% of the 481 people hospitalized for the virus. Relatedly, 92% of the 8,479 cases so far this year involved those who have yet to receive a COVID-19 shot.
Since the start of the vaccine rollout, only 42% of Mesa County residents have completed two doses required to be “immune” against COVID-19.
As of this posting Colorado has recorded 7,116 deaths due to COVID-19.