DENVER – Residents in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties could see their way of life upended once again if the number of coronavirus infections isn’t reduced anytime soon.
The warning from the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) came Thursday afternoon, as health officials warned the counties are at risk of moving to a more restrictive level in the state’s COVID-19 dial due to a worrisome upward trend in the number of positive cases and hospitalizations over the past two weeks.
Currently, Adams County is on a Level 2 restriction on the Safer-at-Home dial, while Arapahoe and Douglas counties are at a Level 1, according to the state’s COVID-19 website.
Over the past two weeks, however – from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 – the state has seen a rise in cases and hospitalizations due to the novel coronavirus.
In Adams County, 1,420 new cases and 52 new hospitalizations were reported in