Coronavirus

COVID-19 Hospitalizations by Denver Neighborhood: Increases Slowing

Multiple Denver neighborhoods haven't registered a new hospitalization in two months.
Multiple Denver neighborhoods haven't registered a new hospitalization in two months. Denver Health via YouTube
This week's update of COVID-19 cases by Denver neighborhood showed marked improvement since early July — and the advances are even more pronounced regarding hospitalizations of those with the novel coronavirus.

We last compiled neighborhood-by-neighborhood hospitalization figures on June 23, during a period when COVID-19 stats were rising again after an encouraging decline. Approximately two months later, many parts of the Mile High City are seeing few new hospitalizations...or none at all.

That's not to suggest that the crisis is done and dusted. At present, the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment's COVID-19 data summary page calculates 10,653 confirmed cases of the virus in the city since the pandemic began, resulting in 426 deaths — a big jump from the 6,591 positive cases and 305 deaths as of June 22, when the previous statistics were collected.

Moreover, several prominent Mile High neighborhoods have seen sizable hospitalization numbers since then, among them Harvey Park, with five more hospitalizations, followed by Mar Lee (eight), Five Points (ten) and Westwood (sixteen). Moreover, most of the neighborhoods with worrisome hospitalization rates — the number of people hospitalized per 100,000 residents — are communities of color, whose residents have been disproportionately harmed by the disease.


Still, these neighborhoods represent exceptions, not the rule. Of Denver's 64 official neighborhoods, hospitalization totals are unchanged for 34. That doesn't translate to no new trips to medical facilities, since the city shorthands groups under five, and changes in the hospitalization rate indicate increases. But most of the hospitalization bumps are in the low, single-digit range.

See where your neighborhood ranks below. Entries, with comparisons to June 22 data, are listed in ascending order of hospitalization rate.

Auraria
Total Hospitalizations 0 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.0 (unchanged since June 22)

Belcaro
Total Hospitalizations 0 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.00 (unchanged since June 22)


Montclair
Total Hospitalizations 0 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.00 (unchanged since June 22)

University
Total Hospitalizations 0 (< 5 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.00 (0.1 on June 22)

Platt Park
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.15 (0.2 on June 22)

West Highland
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.19 (0.2 on June 22)

Washington Park
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.26 (0.3 on June 22)

Washington Park West
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.26 (0.3 on June 22)

City Park
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.28 (0.00 on June 22)

Wellshire
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.29 (0.3 on June 22)

Baker
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.31 (0.2 on June 22)

Country Club
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.31 (0.3 on June 22)

University Hills
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.32 (0.3 on June 22)

Congress Park
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.36 (0.3 on June 22)

Union Station
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.4 (0.00 on June 22)

Marston
Total Hospitalizations 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.4 (0.7 on June 22)

Regis
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.46 (0.5 on June 22)

Hampden South
Total Hospitalizations 10 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.56 (0.6 on June 22)

Indian Creek
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.59 (0.3 on June 22)

Central Business District (CBD)
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.61 (0.6 on June 22)

Capitol Hill
Total Hospitalizations 11 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.65 (0.7 on June 22)

Highland
Total Hospitalizations 9 (7 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.66 (0.5 on June 22)

Speer
Total Hospitalizations 9 (6 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.67 (0.4 on June 22)

Sun Valley
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.68 (0.6 on June 22)

Stapleton
Total Hospitalizations 20 (17 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.69 (0.6 on June 22)

Cory-Merrill
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.69 (0.7 on June 22)

Civic Center
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.71 (0.4 on June 22)

University Park
Total Hospitalizations 7 (6 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.72 (0.6 on June 22)

Overland
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.72 (0.7 on June 22)

Cherry Creek
Total Hospitalizations 6 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.74 (0.8 on June 22)

Cole
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.76 (0.8 on June 22)

Jefferson Park
Total Hospitalizations 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.84 (0.8 on June 22)

Hale
Total Hospitalizations 8 (6 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.95 (0.7 on June 22)

Kennedy
Total Hospitalizations 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.95 (1.0 on June 22)

Berkeley
Total Hospitalizations 9 (unchanged on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 0.96 (1.0 on June 22)

Sloan's Lake
Total Hospitalizations 9 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.09 (1.1 on June 22)

Lowry Field
Total Hospitalizations 10 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.09 (1.1 on June 22)

South Park Hill
Total Hospitalizations 11 (10 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.15 (1.0 on June 22)

Chaffee Park
Total Hospitalizations 5 (< 5 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.16 (0.9 on June 22)

Bear Valley
Total Hospitalizations 12 (8 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.22 (0.8 on June 22)

Southmoor Park
Total Hospitalizations 7 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.22 (1.2 on June 22)

Sunnyside
Total Hospitalizations 15 (12 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.32 (1.1 on June 22)

Cheesman Park
Total Hospitalizations 13 (12 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.42 (1.3 on June 22)

North Capitol Hill
Total Hospitalizations 12 (10 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.44 (1.3 on June 22)

Fort Logan
Total Hospitalizations 14 (12 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.49 (1.3 on June 22)

Hilltop
Total Hospitalizations 16 (15 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.53 (1.5 on June 22)

Virginia Village
Total Hospitalizations 23 (21 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.60 (1.4 on June 22)

Clayton
Total Hospitalizations 8 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.60 (unchanged since June 22)

Washington Virginia Vale
Total Hospitalizations 24 (22 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.63 (1.5 on June 22)

North Park Hill
Total Hospitalizations 17 (16 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.67 (1.6 on June 22)

West Colfax
Total Hospitalizations 25 (22 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.69 (1.6 on June 22)

Five Points
Total Hospitalizations 37 (27 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.71 (1.3 on June 22)

Athmar Park
Total Hospitalizations 17 (14 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.73 (1.4 on June 22)

City Park West
Total Hospitalizations 11 (9 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.84 (1.6 on June 22)

Harvey Park
Total Hospitalizations 24 (19 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.9 (1.5 on June 22)

East Colfax
Total Hospitalizations 22 (20 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 1.95 (1.8 on June 22)

Windsor
Total Hospitalizations 30 (27 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.05 (1.9 on June 22)

Ruby Hill
Total Hospitalizations 24 (22 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.19 (2.0 on June 22)

Whittier
Total Hospitalizations 12 (11 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.22 (2.0 on June 22)

Villa Park
Total Hospitalizations 21 (17 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.20 (1.8 on June 22)

Mar Lee
Total Hospitalizations 31 (23 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.24 (1.7 on June 22)

Harvey Park South
Total Hospitalizations 21 (18 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.28 (2.0 on June 22)

DIA
Total Hospitalizations < 5 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.32 (1.8 on June 22)

Barnum
Total Hospitalizations 16 (13 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.36 (1.9 on June 22)

Barnum West
Total Hospitalizations 14 (12 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.39 (2.0 on June 22)

Gateway/Green Valley Ranch
Total Hospitalizations 109 (94 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.46 (2.2 on June 22)

Lincoln Park
Total Hospitalizations 9 (8 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.53 (1.11 on June 22)

Globeville
Total Hospitalizations 11 (9 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 2.58 (2.1 on June 22)

College View/South Platte
Total Hospitalizations 23 (20 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 3.13 (2.7 on June 22)

Montbello
Total Hospitalizations 111 (90 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 3.23 (2.6 on June 22)

Westwood
Total Hospitalizations 60 (44 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 3.31 (2.4 on June 22)

Skyland
Total Hospitalizations 12 (9 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 3.31 (2.5 on June 22)

Hampden
Total Hospitalizations 67 (65 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 3.33 (3.2 on June 22)

Rosedale
Total Hospitalizations 10 (unchanged since June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 3.5 (unchanged since June 22)

Elyria-Swansea
Total Hospitalizations 24 (18 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 3.56 (2.6 on June 22)

Goldsmith
Total Hospitalizations 25 (23 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 3.76 (3.5 on June 22)

Northeast Park Hill
Total Hospitalizations 37 (37 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 3.98 (3.9 on June 22)

Valverde
Total Hospitalizations 19 (16 on June 22)
Hospitalization Rate 4.31 (3.7 on June 22)
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