COVID is continuing to drop in Colorado, but the state is seeing more coronavirs in the air and fewer people reporting symptoms.
Colorado Public Health said Tuesday that COVID cases fell 2.7 percent from November to December.
That’s the lowest number since January 2016.
That compares with the drop of 1.8 percent from the first four months of this year.
The latest numbers come after officials in Colorado released a national coronaviral surveillance alert for the entire state in the days after the first cases of COVID came in on Dec. 5.
The alert called for mandatory vaccination and urged people to take extra precautions in public places and at work.
Officials also warned that coronavides were still a threat to public health and the economy.
At the same time, coronavids have spiked in the United States, with more than a million cases reported in the first six months of 2017.
While the state continues to see a rise in cases, the overall number of cases has declined slightly since the start of the year.
That includes the drop in new cases from December to January.
CDC Director Tom Frieden said COVID was continuing to decline in Colorado as the virus has become more spread throughout the country.
“While the numbers are low in Colorado this year, we have seen an uptick in cases and a steady decline in the number of new cases,” Frieden told reporters.
“I’m very hopeful that the numbers will continue to decline and the overall trend will continue.”
In December, the CDC warned that COVS were spreading faster than ever in the U.S., and the spread was becoming more severe.
The CDC noted that coronas are now being identified in up to 10 percent of U.K. coronavisions and in 15 percent of those in Canada.