DENVER — Mayor Michael Hancock (D-Denver) said he tested positive for COVID on Saturday.
The mayor tweeted he is quarantining with mild symptoms, and that the vaccine "was making a big difference."
"Please, if you haven't been vaccinated, get vaccinated," he said "If you are vaccinated, make sure you get the booster."
It's too early to know when the COVID-19 omicron variant will peak in Colorado, as cases increase and demand for testing remains high, state health officials said Thursday.
Omicron cases in other parts of the U.S. and the world have increased at a fast rate, and "when we go up fast, it also comes down fast," said Scott Bookman, the state's COVID-19 incident commander, at Thursday's news conference.
But it's too early to predict a peak in Colorado, he added.
As of last week, the highly transmissible omicron variant was responsible for 91% of cases in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
As the demand for COVID-19 PCR testing remains high, Bookman encouraged people to check the CDPHE website for locations and scheduling, and to make an appointment to decrease the wait time.
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