MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Mesa County Public Health is providing an update on COVID-19 right here in the Grand Valley.
With the latest update, there are 121 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Mesa County, with 90 recoveries.
In an interview Monday morning, Mesa County Public Health director Jeff Kuhr says he’s noticing an uptick in positive cases in people who have reportedly traveled out of state recently.
Mesa County is currently in phase two of it’s reopening variance from Colorado’s overall reopening plan.
Jeff Kuhr says these variances will continue to be approved, as long as there isn’t a rapid increase in local COVID-19 cases.
“We did jump from 1.6% in the previous two week period to the most recent 2.02% percent to the period ending July 5th. If we get to five percent we aren’t eligible for anymore variances. Under our current variance, the number of going backwards is 15%, but to apply for this next one it’s 5%. We’re well below that right now. – Jeff Kuhr, Mesa County Public Health
Kuhr emphasizes that for the time being, avoiding non-essential out of state travel if possible is a great way to slow the spread of COVID-19.
See COVID-19 data in Mesa County here.