DENVER (KDVR) — Most of the patients in Colorado’s largest hospital system who tested positive for COVID 19 were admitted for other reasons, rather than being admitted due to medical problems COVID produced.
a UCHealth said “1/3 of our 362 COVID positive patients were admitted due to COVID complication, while 2/3 tested positive when admitted for other reasons.”
The UCHealth system is the state’s largest. It holds roughly 20% of the state’s hospital patients who test positive for COVID. Statewide, there were 1,559 COVID-positive patients in Colorado.
These numbers are the. State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy told FOX31 that two-thirds of the state’s COVID-positive patients were in hospital due to COVID problems.
“Historically throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen typically about 80-90% of people in the hospital with COVID-19, their hospitalization is due to COVID-19,” Herlihy said. “But that number looks like it’s a little bit lower now. Approximately 65% right now.”
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