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COVID-19 Spike Continues to Strain Resources in Eagle County

“Our community COVID-19 transmission remains extremely high,” said Heath Harmon, Eagle County’s public health director, in a phone interview Tuesday. “This upcoming week, we’ll expect it to remain really high.”

And yet, neither Harmon nor Chris Lindley, Vail Health’s chief population officer, feel that we’re at the peak for this latest surge.

Lindley said that the hospital is still seeing numbers trending up, specifically with regard to hospitalizations. As of Tuesday morning at 8 a.m., Lindley said Vail Health had a total of eight COVID-19 hospitalizations — the most its had hospitalized in the past 18 months of the pandemic.

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