Video: Polis Warns Colorado Of A ‘Worrisome’ Coronavirus Case Increase

October 13, 2020

Updated 4:07 p.m.

Gov. Jared Polis cautioned Coloradans Tuesday as COVID-19 cases increase in the state. He did not, however, announce any new restrictions.

"I know that our commitment to wearing masks, to reducing our number of people that we see to keeping our distance to washing our hands regularly, will increase," he said in his regular weekly briefing.

The positivity rate has also grown, but so has testing since early on in the pandemic. Adams and Denver counties make up for the majority of increases in cases. The state reports 290 hospitalizations, which is well below hospital capacity. So far, more than 2,000 Coloradans have died from the virus.

Over the weekend, Polis extended the statewide face mask order for at least another 30 days as cases and hospitalizations have climbed in Colorado. Several counties are worried that increases in case counts could mean tighter restrictions on public life if new case numbers don't level off.

Note: The governor's briefings don't always start on time.