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As of Jan. 5

New cases (last 7 days) 58

New cases (last 14 days) 87

2-wk. positivity rate (12/21-1/4) 5.5%

Last week’s 2-wk. positivity rate 5.65%

Total positive cases 702

Deaths among cases 23

COVID-19 deaths 16

Community cases 605

Out-of-county cases 104

Columbine residents 44

Columbine staff 13


As of Jan. 5

HRRMC capacity 48%

Current COVID cases 1

Positive tests 204

Negative tests 4,539

Pending 9

Positive employee tests 26

Negative employee tests 386


As of Jan. 5, per DOC website

DOC tests at BVCC 16,750

DOC inmate cases 477

DOC staff cases (per CCPH) 33

BVCC active cases 91

COVID-19 deaths 1


As of Jan. 4

Grove School 0

Avery-Parsons Elementary School 2

Buena Vista Middle School 1

Buena Vista High School 0

Chaffee County High School 0


CCPH will no longer be holding its weekly COVID-19 test clinic in Buena Vista. Valley-Wide Health Systems will now be offering testing Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 707 Hwy. 24 N., Buena Vista. Valley-Wide will bill your health insurance.

However, if you are uninsured, the test is free of charge. To register for a test in BV through Valley-Wide, call 719-395-8610 and choose option to speak with a nurse.


Chaffee County Public Health will not be keeping lists for those in phase 1.

CCPH will be launching an online scheduling system to get people in phase 1 vaccinated.

Please do not call your medical provider, the hospital or public health regarding vaccines at this time. We will be taking this week to thoughtfully and strategically plan for those who fall within phase 1.

“We all need our phone lines and e-mail open for urgent and emergent matters.

“Rest assured, we will get to vaccinating those that fall within phase 1 in the weeks to come.”

– Chaffee County Public Health

Colorado Case Summary

Totals as of Jan. 5

Cumulative vaccine doses administered (as of Jan. )

Cases reported 346,893

People tested 2,183,221

Deaths among cases 4,991

Deaths due to COVID-19 3,921

Outbreaks 3,091

Hospitalized 18,818

Adult critical care ventilators currently in use 36%

Hospital beds occupied by COVID patients 11%

Patients currently hospitalized for confirmed COVID-19 911

Facilities anticipating staff shortages in the next week 16%

Facilities anticipating PPE shortages in the next week 1%

Facilities anticipating ICU bed shortages in the next week 8%

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