How increasing COVID caseloads impact health care and hospitalizations

January 13, 2022
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Signs promoting coronavirus public safety and COVID-19 vaccinations outside the Mesa County Public Health offices on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

The Omicron variant has thrown some new unknowns into efforts to predict the path of COVID-19. This week, the number of cases in Colorado rose above 1 million and hospitalizations are rising too. But, as always, the picture is more complicated. John Samet is the dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. He's part of the state group that tracks the virus. CPR health reporter John Daley has also been tracking the virus from the start.