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Construction Industry Leads in Colorado Covid-19 Deaths


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New data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reports that construction accounts for the most deaths due to Covid-19 of any industry in Colorado. This data reflects numbers that encompass the first year of the worldwide pandemic.


Between March 1, 2020 and February 21, there were 5,921 Covid-19 deaths for all industries across all ages. Working age residents between the ages of 16 and 64 accounted for 919 deaths from Covid-19. 111, or 12% of those were construction workers according to CDPHE.


"Where differences between the distribution of industries for COVID deaths and all deaths do appear, they seem to be among occupations and industries that were more active during the pandemic, and may have involved more close-quarters interactions or direct person-to-person contact," said Brian Spencer, a CDPHE spokesperson.


Due to the new Delta Variant, National COVID-19 cases have surged to more than 100,000 cases a day in the U.S. Numbers this high have not been seen since February.


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