This is the county in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO area, where COVID-19 is growing the slowest

After adding over 80,000 new cases on April 15, the U.S. now has more than 31.0 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 550,000 COVID-19-related deaths – the highest death toll in any country.

New cases are steadily increasing. For the past week, there have been an average of 21.4 daily cases of new coronavirus per 100,000 Americans – essentially unchanged from the previous week when an average of 18.8 daily cases of new coronavirus per 100,000 people.

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While COVID-19 has spread to nearly every part of the country, cities are still the sites of major outbreaks. Experts agree that the virus is more likely to spread in groups where large numbers of people routinely have close contact with one another, e.g. B. in colleges, nursing homes, bars and restaurants. Metropolitan areas with a high degree of connectivity between different parts of the city and large populations are particularly at risk.


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In the 50 largest metropolitan areas, the incidence of coronaviruses rose by an average of 23.6 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day in the past week – 13.9% more than in all counties outside the metropolitan areas.

The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO subway area consists of Denver County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, and seven other counties. For the past week, there have been an average of 28.5 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Denver residents each day, more than the national number. The metropolitan area’s average daily case growth for the past week is an increase from the previous week when the average was 100,000 new cases per 100,000 Denver residents per day.

The spread of the coronavirus depends on a variety of factors and can even vary between neighboring counties. In the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan area, COVID-19 is the slowest growing in Park County. For the past week, there was an average of 15.6 new cases per day per 100,000 people in Park County, the smallest of the 10 counties in Denver with data available.

Case growth in the Denver metropolitan area varies at the county level. For example, Douglas County had an average of 38.2 new cases per day per 100,000 population for the past week – most cases in Denver and more than the case growth rate in Park County.

While Park County has the slowest fall growth in the Denver area, it doesn’t have the lowest fall frequency overall. As of April 15, there were a total of 3,604.4 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents in Park County, the second smallest of the 10 counties in the subway area. For comparison, the United States has so far reported 9,556.5 cases per 100,000 Americans nationwide.

To slow the spread of COVID-19, city and district governments have ordered the closure of thousands of customer-facing businesses. These measures have resulted in widespread job losses and record unemployment. Park County’s unemployment peaked at 10.1% in April 2020. In January 2021, the unemployment rate was 5.1%.

To determine the county in each metropolitan area where COVID-19 is growing the slowest, Wall Street has compiled and reviewed data from state and local health departments around the clock. We ranked the counties based on the average number of new daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the seven days ending April 15. To estimate the incidence of COVID-19 at the metropolitan level, we have aggregated data from the county level using boundary definitions from the US Census Bureau. The population data used to adjust the case and death totals are from the US Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey and are estimates for five years. Unemployment data are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are not seasonally adjusted.

These are all of the counties in Colorado where COVID-19 is slowing down (and where it’s still getting worse).

Rank in MSA district population New daily events per 100,000, week through April 15 New daily events per 100,000, week through April 8th Cumulative cases per 100,000 Cumulative deaths per 100,000
1 Park County 17,867 15.6 7.5 3,604.4 28.0
2 Clear Creek County 9.495 15.9 13.1 4,423.4 31.6
3 Broomfield County 67,886 22.1 18.9 6,446.1 110.5
4th Jefferson County 574,798 25.0 18.6 7,330.6 128.6
5 Elbert County 25,717 25.9 19.8 5,840.5 46.7
6th Gilpin County 6.018 26.1 12.5 3,423.1 49.9
7th Arapahoe County 644,560 26.5 20.0 8,389.9 108.1
8th Adams County 504.108 28.5 19.9 10,544.0 128.7
9 Denver County 705,576 29.8 25.2 9,471.1 111.8
10 Douglas County 336.041 38.2 28.0 7,545.2 68.7

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