KRAI News for Monday, Dec. 28, 2020

Moffat County’s COVID-19 case count is up to 620 cases today, according to Moffat County Public Health. That’s 17 new cases since last Thursday and 83 cases in two weeks. Right now, there are 160 active cases of COVID-19 in Moffat County. Twenty people have died with COVID-19 in Moffat County since March.

Rio Blanco County has had no new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, when the CDPHE reported two new cases. In Rio Blanco County, there have now been 10 cases in a week and 41 cases in two weeks with two deaths from COVID since March.

Routt County has broken the 1K mark in COVID-19 cases. As of Sunday night, Routt County has 1,010 cases since March, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That’s six new cases since Saturday and 16 new cases since Friday, for a total of 59 cases in a week and 131 cases in two weeks. The number of deaths from COVID since March is at 18.

While COVID cases continue to go up, the vaccines are going in. Health care workers in Moffat County started receiving vaccines at Memorial Regional Health last week.

 

 

 

 

It’s promising, according to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado, in a call with KRAI.

That’s U.S. Senator Michael Bennet.

Another backcountry skier died in an avalanche over the weekend. It happened on Berthoud Pass in an area known as the Chimney Chute. The man who died was 57 years old. It is the fourth skier death from an avalanche this season, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Avalanche conditions for Steamboat and the Flattops is moderate right now. Summit County, Vail, and Aspen, and the Front Range are rated as considerable. Be careful, cautious and aware in the backcountry. Evaluate the snow and terrain carefully. Travel with a beacon, probe, and shovel.

From Routt County Public Health… We’re all in this together. Please wear your masks and keep socially distant. Help make COVID stop with you.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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