Daily Camera (Boulder)
SVVSD launches COVID dashboard
County reports additional death
The St. Vrain Valley School District launched its own coronavirus dashboard Thursday as Boulder County reported an additional death tied to the virus and 31 new cases.
Also Thursday, the University of Colorado Boulder’s dashboard showed seven students have been suspended over health order violations since Aug. 17 and tallied seven additional coronavirus cases. The school district’s dashboard tracks cases per school, updated weekdays by 8:30 a.m. To date, 31 cases have been confirmed within the district, data shows.
Data is divided into two columns: cases confirmed before Monday and cases confirmed after
Monday, and whether the cases reported were found in students or staff.
The dashboard does not distinguish between students who live in Boulder County and students who live in Weld County. Students or staff who test positive and reside in Boulder County are included in the county’s numbers, Boulder County Public Health spokeswoman Chana Goussetis said Thursday.
Since Monday, one student has tested positive at Erie High School.
The dashboard shows the following positive results prior to Monday: one student at Burlington Elementary School in Longmont, two staff at Erie Elementary School, four students at Indian Peaks Elementary School in Longmont, two students at Launched Virtual Academy, two staff at Main Street School in Longmont, four students at Mountain View Elementary School in Longmont, two students at Niwot High School, one staff member at Northridge Elementary School in Longmont, one staff member at Sanborn Elementary School in Longmont, one student at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, two students at Sunset Middle School in Longmont, and four students at Thunder Valley PK-8 in Frederick. The dashboard lists one staff member of multiple schools and three staff members in central administration who tested positive.
The dashboard does not include information on Apex Home School Enrichment Program, Aspen Ridge Preparatory School, Carbon Valley Academy, Flagstaff Charter Academy, Imagine Charter, St. Vrain Community Montessori School or Twin Peaks Charter Academy.
CU Boulder’s dashboard also shows 94 on-campus tests and 718 screening tests were performed Wednesday. There are 23 isolation spaces in use, or 4%.
Since Aug. 24, the first day of classes, there have been 1,097 positive results at CU Boulder from 5,121 tests, data shows.
In addition to the seven suspensions, the dashboard shows 324 individuals have required “educational interventions” and 58 individuals were put on probation since Aug. 17.
This week there are 34 students actively not allowed on campus “pending adjudication of their conduct hearing,” the dashboard shows, and 10 students this week are not allowed to attend any classes, remote or in person, pending adjudication of their conduct hearing.
CU Boulder will resume some in-person classes next week, officials announced Wednesday, following the steady decrease in cases among students.
The county’s 31 additional cases brings the total to 4,748 cases, and of those, 215 have been hospitalized. There are 219 disease investigations in progress.
The county’s death toll is at 81 following the additional death reported Thursday. The individual was 43 years old and died Oct. 1, Goussetis said. No other details about the person were available.
County data updated Thursday shows there are 146.2 new cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days. This metric is used by the state health department to monitor the spread of the virus in the county. Last week, Boulder County fell into the “red” zone of new cases with more than 350 per 100,000 in the two-week span. The county shifted back to the “yellow” zone
Monday, reporting 232.4 new cases per 100,000 in the two-week span.
To date, 74,354 COVID19 tests have been administered in the county, with 4.1% returning positive. The current five-day average percent of positive tests is 2. The five-day average of new daily cases Thursday is 17.2. One week ago, the five-day average was 41.8.
On Tuesday, seven of the reported 26 county cases are residents affiliated with CU Boulder and on Thursday seven of the 25 cases are from residents affiliated with CU Boulder, county data shows.
Data updated Thursday shows that, of the county’s cases, 2,752 have been reported in Boulder and 969 have been reported in Longmont. There have been 277 cases in Lafayette, 193 in Louisville, 64 in Superior, 62 in Erie, eight in Lyons, six in Nederland and 267 in unincorporated Boulder County. Cases have been confirmed in seven people experiencing homelessness.
The rate of infection for Boulder residents is 2,585.1 per 100,000 people, data shows. In Longmont, the rate of infection is 1,009.4 per 100,000. In Lafayette, the rate is 956.8; in Louisville, the rate is 911.2; in Lyons, the rate is 387.2; in Erie, the rate is 551.1; in Superior, the rate is 478.8; and in unincorporated Boulder County, the rate is 600.7 per 100,000.
Statewide, there have been 75,785 positive or probable cases. There have been 2,095 deaths among the cases, and of those, there have been 1,997 deaths because of the coronavirus. There have been 7,834 people hospitalized. Of Colorado’s roughly 5.7 million population, 984,996 people have been tested for the virus.