Coronavirus has been in Colorado for more than 100 days. How are we doing?

A mural to bakers covers the back wall of a shop along Market Street as businesses creak back to life with the easing of restrictions to check the spread of the new coronavirus Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Denver.
A mural to bakers covers the back wall of a shop along Market Street as businesses creak back to life with the easing of restrictions to check the spread of the new coronavirus Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Denver. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

As some states across the country see an uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Colorado seems to be making tentative strides in containing the virus.

Dr. Ivor Douglas, an ICU pulmonologist at Denver Health, said the number of patients in his ICU is far below its peak in April.

“The volume of very gravely ill patients with COVID-19 has settled to a low plateau,” Douglas said.

At the same time, he said, those patients still in the hospital have acute health problems related to the virus.

Read more of the story at CPRNews.

Andrea Dukakis is a producer/reporter/host for Colorado Matters on CPR News. She has produced and reported for CPR for nearly two decades. Prior to joining CPR, Andrea worked at NPR and ABC News.

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