DENVER, CO — Denver has seen a recent spike in coronavirus cases and the city is at risk of increased restrictions, Mayor Michael Hancock and one of the city’s top public health officials said in a news conference Monday.
More than 1,000 new cases have been reported in the city over the past week, according to the latest public health data.
Robert McDonald, the executive director of the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, said the city’s case count is at its highest level since May during the peak of the initial surge.
If case numbers continue to grow, restaurants could face reduced capacities and an earlier last call for alcohol sales. Non-critical manufacturing businesses, offices and shops could also face reduced capacities.
McDonald also warned of what health officials dubbed a ‘twindemic’ — when both flu and coronavirus cases peak at the same time and overwhelm hospitals. Everyone