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As summer approaches, how to interpret the uptick in COVID-19

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Samples await testing at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment lab in Lowry, Feb. 14, 2022.

Since April, the number of COVID-19 cases in Colorado has been rising. Two new subvariants of omicron are the culprits. Omicron is generally less severe than its predecessors but has also proven to be more contagious. CPR's health reporter John Daley has been studying the numbers and speaking with state experts and he offers his assessment of what's happening and where the virus might be headed. Dr. Kenneth Lyn-Kew, a pulmonary and critical care physician at National Jewish Health in Denver, also joins us to paint a picture of what health care providers and hospitals are facing.