SAN LUIS VALLEY - COVID-19 related hospitalizations remain a concern in the San Luis Valley, even as cases have dropped. This morning, local public health agencies/departments reported that there are at least 12 San Luis Valley residents in the hospital with COVID-19 at various locations in Colorado. SLV Regional Medical Center has been treating COVID-19 patients in house continually since early October. They had 7 new COVID-19 admissions in the past two weeks, and 8 in the two weeks prior to that. Many of those patients have extended stays. Although hospitalizations are still a concern, they are in line with Dial changes announced last Friday.
Hospitalization data has been very challenging to track and report accurately. There are many factors. From the state to the local level, there is more than one data reporting system, and sometimes reporting delays and other challenges can paint a picture that does not accurately reflect what is happening on the ground. The number of patients in the hospital at a given time depends not only on how many have been admitted, but also on the length of each patient’s stay.
There are currently 109 known active cases of COVID-19 in the San Luis Valley. County-specific case counts are listed below, along with what each county is in on the Dial.
Alamosa County - 64 - Yellow
Conejos County -11 - Yellow
Costilla County - 3 - Yellow
Mineral County - 0 - Yellow
Rio Grande County - 27 - Yellow
Saguache County - 5 - Blue
COVID-19 VACCINE PROVIDERS
Individuals who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine may call or sign up online with one of the providers below.
Rio Grande Hospital - (719) 657-2418 or https://riograndehospital.org/
SLV Health - (719) 587-1355 or https://www.sanluisvalleyhealth.org/coronavirus-information/covid-19-vaccine-registration/
Valley Wide Health Systems - (719) 587-9610
Alamosa County Public Health - (719) 589-6639 or www.alamosacounty.org
Conejos County Public Health - 719-274-4307 or online form
Costilla County Public Health - (719) 672-3332 or https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/costillacounty
Silver Thread Public Health - (719) 658-2416 or http://www.silverthreadpublichealth.org
Rio Grande County Public Health - (719) 657-3352 or https://www.riograndecounty.org/public-health
Saguache County Public Health - 719-655-2533 or https://www.saguachecounty.net/index.php/public-health-home
To pursue testing for COVID-19 through our regular testing providers call:
Rio Grande Hospital 719-657-4990
SLVHealth Respiratory Clinic 719-589-3000 ext. 9
Valley-Wide Health Systems 719-589-3658 ext. 4 (M-F), 719-589-2562 (Sa/Su)