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Broomfield moves to weekly COVID data updates

The frequency will be adjusted as needed
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The city and county of Broomfield announced today that it will now issue COVID-19 data on a weekly basis, instead of daily.

The release time changed to coincide when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention changed their cadance on data releases. According to the CDC, reporting COVID levels on a weekly basis improves the stabilization of numbers in a community. This allows officials in the counties to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions. The longer data collection time especially impacts smaller communities that have fewer residents and hospitals. COVID numbers in these communities can be greatly impacted by slight difference when data is collected daily, the CDC website states.

Broomfield will now issue information on a weekly basis and "adjust the frequency as appropriate," according to a Facebook post from CCOB.

COVID numbers in Broomfield have remained low since a dramatic increase in January. On Oct. 10, Broomfield reported 51 cases of the COVID-19 virus. CCOB also reports that 82.6% of its population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 75.7% fully vaccinated. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the city and county has recorded 17,209 total cases of COVID-19 in Broomfield with 123 deaths associated with the virus.