Larimer County has been classified as a high-risk zone for COVID-19 by Governor Jared Polis on Friday. According to the Coloradoan, COVID-19 hospitalizations have been on a steady increase since the end of September.

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The number has risen from four patients on September 25 to 20 patients as of Friday, October 9. Larimer County has not seen 20 hospitalizations for COVID-19 since May.

The 14-day average case rate is per 100,000 people is currently at 126. The current high-risk mark is 100 cases per 100,000 people. Increased cases have shown an uptick through September in the state of Colorado. Statewide hospitalization for COVID-19 patients has reached 369 this week. The current rate is the highest it has been in the state of Colorado since July.

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Source: Coloradoan