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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Reports Over 7,300 Cases of COVID-19 in the State
There are over 7,300 confirmed known cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.
Over 1,400 people have been hospitalized and 290 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus. The numbers are accurate through April 11. The virus is present in 56 counties in the state.
In Southern and Southeastern Colorado counties, known cases of COVID-19 are the following:
- El Paso – 578
- Douglas – 298 (+6 over the previous day)
- Pueblo – 63* (+10)
- Chaffee – 28
- Elbert – 16 (+2)
- Teller – 16 (+4)
- Baca – 10
- Kit Carson – 8 (+1)
- Alamosa – 7
- Otero – 5
- Fremont – 7 (+1)
- Costilla – 3
- Custer – 2
- Las Animas – 2
- Crowley – 2
- Huerfano – 1
- Lincoln – 1
- Prowers – 1
- Kiowa – 0
*According to a report by the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, there are 63 confirmed positive cases in the county. These cases are not all represented in the statewide numbers due to the data collection period.
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Pueblo County Reports Nearly 60 Known Cases of COVID-19
The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment reported 58 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, according to Public Information Officer Sarah Joseph. She confirmed five new cases on April 11, bringing the total close to 60 people.
New cases include one man in his 50s, two women in their 40s, and one woman in her 50s. According to Joseph, there have been a little over 500 tests administered in the county. Thus far, 421 of the tests have returned with negative results.