Health Officials Warn Of ‘Fourth and Final Wave’ Affecting Younger People In Colorado

DENVER (CBS4) – Just as Colorado was given its first dose of hope at COVID-19 restrictions being fully lifted, Gov. Jared Polis said a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases has arrived in the state. Cases are drastically increasing as of late, specifically among younger Coloradans.

Those between the ages of 18 and 50 are the ones causing the spike in positive coronavirus cases in Colorado during this past week.

“This increase is of great alarm,” Polis said. “We identified 1,935 new positive cases yesterday. That is the highest it has been in a long time.”

Polis said older Coloradans, specifically those over the age of 50, are seeing a flat line or decrease in COVID-19 cases. He directly attributed that to the strong turnout for vaccinations. As for those in younger age groups, Polis said they are now at risk of getting new varients of the virus which are showing more likelihood of severe reactions. Polis said most younger people infected will survive, but some will not make it out of the hospital.

“People are filling up the hospitals in the 18-to-50 age group. This is a race against the clock,” Polis said.

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Source: CBS