128 COVID-19 Cases in Routt County  Positivity Rate at 8.75%

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, August 30, 2021 –The COVID-19 Dashboard was updated August 30th at 10:00 am to share the COVID-19 metrics and vaccination rates.  There are 128 Routt resident positive COVID-19 cases in the past two reported weeks and Routt County has a positivity rate of 8.75%.  According to Routt County epidemiologist, Dr. Fritha Morrison, “We are seeing some of our highest test positivity rates, comparable to our peaks in November and January. However, our case counts, while certainly higher than they have been for a long time (since mid- to late-February), are not as high as they were in November and January.”  In addition to Routt County’s cases, there were 11 visitor cases in a seven-day period, and 19 over two weeks.

Total case count in Routt County (through August 28, 2021): 2657

Total COVID-19 cases confirmed: 2040

Total Probable cases: 617

Total tests administered: 54075

Total resident hospitalizations: 49

Total deaths: 21


Seven Day case count (August 22-28, 2021):  57

Fourteen Day case count (August 15-28, 2021): 128

Cases per 100,000 people in 7-day period: 222.2

Cases per 100,000 people in 14-day period: 499

Percent Test Positivity per Dial 3.0 (fourteen day): 8.75%

Total visitor cases in a one-week period: 11

Total visitor cases in two-week period: 19

Total tests administered in a one-week period: 655

Total tests administered in a two-week period: 1417

Routt County Resident COVID-19 Hospitalizations (one week): 1-4

Routt County Resident COVID-19 Hospitalizations (two weeks): 1-4

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center (one week): 1-4

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center (two weeks):1-4

Hospitalizations are presented as a range to protect the identity of cases. Zero hospitalizations will be shown as such.


Vaccine Distribution in Routt County: Vaccination data comes from the Colorado Immunization Information System, CIIS. This data is specific to Routt County residents independent of where they received their vaccine and does not include vaccine doses delivered by Routt County providers to non-Routt County residents.


Routt Residents (all ages) Received at least one Dose: 17981, 70%

Routt Residents (all ages) completed vaccine series: 16654, 65%

Routt Residents 16+ received at least one dose: 17179, 81%

Routt Residents 16+ completed vaccine series: 15971, 75%

Routt Residents 12+ received at least one dose: 17980, 80%

Routt Residents 12+ completed vaccine series: 16654, 74%

85% of Routt County’s 70+ population have completed the vaccine series.


Vaccination Rates by Geography

Disclaimer: Geographic information is based upon the demographic data in CIIS. Some records have missing or incomplete addresses unable to be attributed to a specific geographic area in Routt County.


Estimated Vaccination Rates by Region

City                                            % received 1 dose                  % completed Vaccine Series


                        North Routt                                    65%                                        61%

                        South Routt                                     44%                                           41%

                        Steamboat Springs.                      76%                                              71%

                          West Routt                                     39%                                        36%

                          Routt County Overall.                 70%                                              65%