COVID-19 Data for Broomfield

The following charts summarize key data points related to the COVID-19 virus in Broomfield. The data is interactive - hover over a bar or line for data points for specific information.  Data for these charts is compiled from a variety of sources and will be updated daily by 6 p.m. as data are available.

To ensure rapid response to new cases, Broomfield staff monitors the reporting systems throughout the day, so occasionally Broomfield numbers may differ from CDPHE. Data points for counties is sourced through the state and can be found here.

The state COVID-19 web page includes state and county level data on cases, case rates, testing, hospitalizations, facility outbreaks, as well as the incidence and epidemic curve. Changes in hospitalization data are the result of a new process for investigations that matches and updates past hospitalization data to known cases.  

The most updated modeling data from CDPHE’s can be found in this presentation. The modeling data is one tool that BPHE is using to monitor the progress in containing the virus.

Summary Table for COVID-19 in Broomfield

Percent of Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Broomfield Residents by Age Group 

Positive Cases, Hospitalizations and Outcomes by Age Group for Broomfield Residents  

Note that the data label at the top of the bars indicates the total number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the age group.

New Cases in Broomfield Residents by Date

This chart displays the number of cases based on the date that they were reported. Cases are categorized as being associated with a long-term care facility (LTCF) or not. Determining if the person was part of a LTCF takes additional case investigation work and data may be slightly delayed.

Note that staff tested as part of their work at an LTCF will be assigned to their county of residence if positive. 

Each column represents a three-day average of the number of COVID-19 cases, by the date the cases are reported to public health. A 3-day average provides a more accurate picture of trends and smooths out data from reporting delays or other processes that may create artificial peaks and valleys.

Denver Metro Area Case Rate Comparison

Denver Metro Area Hospitalizations 

Note that hospitalizations reflect information that is provided at initial case investigation. Persons may move to a ’hospitalized’ status after this initial case investigation and not be reported back to Broomfield Public Health. Hospitalization data for the most recent 3-5 days may change as information is added to the state system.

New Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 across the Denver Metro-area

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in the North Central Region

ICU Bed Availability in the North Central Region

Ventilator Availability in the North Central Region 

Denver Metro Area Mortality Rates

Positivity Rate

The positivity rate on 9/20 was 2.82% compared to 2.94% 9/13 . Below 5% falls into the "low" category (good) as defined by the state health department. Broomfield is in the "low" category as of 9/20.

The positivity rate is the total number of tests reported to CDPHE as being performed each day - and the percent of those tests that are positive for COVID-19.  The percent of positive tests is helpful for public health to track whether symptoms of people being tested are caused by COVID-19 (a higher positivity rate) or if their symptoms are being caused by something else (a lower positivity rate). Total number of people tested might be underestimated because while most laboratories report all COVID test results to CDPHE, they are only required to report positive results.