|Las Animas County||Huerfano County|
(July 30, 2021)- Public Health has confirmed sixteen new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and three additional COVID-19 cases in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 476 with 11 active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 1280 with 61 active cases and 14 deaths.
The 16 cases in Las Animas County include individuals ranging from their teens to their 80’s.
The 3 cases in Huerfano County include individuals ranging from their 40’s to their 60’s.
COVID-19 Variants have been identified in both Huerfano and Las Animas County. The variants below will be updated as we see the genome sequencing updated from CDPHE. Whole genome sequencing can
take up to two weeks for confirmation of a variant.
Huerfano County COVID-19 Variants identified are: 20 cases of the B117/UK variant of concern, 1 of the B.1.427/B.1.429/ California variant of concern and 4 of the B.1.526.2/New York variant of concern.
Las Animas County COVID-19 Variants identified are: 1 case of the B.1.351/ South African variant of concern, 7 cases of the B.1.526.2/New York variant of concern, 15 of the B117/UK variant of concern and 35 cases of the B.1.617.2/Delta variant of concern.
COVID-19 continues to increase in both Las Animas and Huerfano Counties. The Delta Variant is on the rise in Las Animas County. The Delta Variant seems to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19.
Take steps to protect yourself and your family from the virus:
1. Get vaccinated;
2. Stay home if sick;
3. Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms;
4. Wash your hands;
5. Respect the COVID-19 safety protocols for any individual business or organization;
6. Physically distance if unvaccinated, and;
7. Wear a mask indoors and in crowded outdoors spaces if unvaccinated.
8. Fourth Amended Colorado Public Health Order 20-38 is in effect until August 1st and may be extended.
People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of vaccine. Those who are not fully vaccinated (including children under 12 who are not eligible to get a vaccine) should continue to wear a mask in public indoor spaces, wash their hands frequently, practice physical distancing, and limit social gatherings with people outside their households COVID-19 Vaccine is available at 5 providers in Las Animas County and 3 in Huerfano County. For an appointment at the health department
More information can be found at: https://www.colorado.gov/la-h-health or at https://covid19.colorado.gov/. You can also find information on Facebook at Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department.