Coronavirus In CO – April 19 Updates

April 18, 2020
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This post will continue to be updated throughout the weekend.

Update - Sunday, 4:00 p.m.

There are known confirmed 9730 cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That's an increase of 297 cases since yesterday. 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.

1,813 people have been hospitalized and 421 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus.

There are 107 outbreaks reported at residential and non-hopsital healthcare facilities.

In Southern and Southeastern Colorado counties, known cases of COVID-19 are as follows:

  • El Paso – 731 (+10)
  • Douglas – 368 (+8)
  • Pueblo – 87* 
  • Chaffee – 38*
  • Elbert – 23
  • Teller – 24 (+6) 
  • Kit Carson –18 (+4)
  • Baca – 10
  • Fremont – 10 (+1)
  • Alamosa – 7
  • Otero – 6
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Crowley – 2
  • Lincoln – 3 (+1)
  • Huerfano – 1
  • Prowers – 1
  • Kiowa – 0

These numbers are complete as of 4/18.

*Pueblo County is reporting 88 cases, all of which are not yet reflected in state data. Chaffee County has reported 57 cases total, all of which are not yet reflected in state data.

Update - Saturday, 4:00 p.m.

Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows 9,433 known cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 386 from yesterday. That includes both positive tests and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms of the disease. 1,797 people are hospitalized and 411 people have died.

Data from the state released Saturday, April 18 showing the breakdown of COVID-19 cases by race and ethnicity. Credit https://covid19.colorado.gov/case-data
Data from the state released Saturday, April 18 showing the breakdown of COVID-19 cases by race and ethnicity.

There are 107 known outbreaks at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities.

44,606 people have been tested according to the state, but not all negative tests may be represented in that number.  

In Southern and Southeastern Colorado counties, known cases of COVID-19 are as follows:

  • El Paso – 721 (+16)
  • Douglas – 360 (+7)
  • Pueblo – 84* 
  • Chaffee – 37*
  • Elbert – 23 (+3)
  • Teller – 18 
  • Kit Carson –14 (+1)
  • Baca – 10
  • Fremont – 9
  • Alamosa – 7
  • Otero – 6
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Crowley – 2
  • Lincoln – 3 (+1)
  • Huerfano – 1
  • Prowers – 1
  • Kiowa – 0 

*Pueblo County is reporting 88 cases, four of which are not yet reflected in state data. Chaffee County has reported 20 cases not reflected in state data bringing the total to 57.

Data is complete through Friday, April 17.

Original post - Saturday, 7:00 a.m.

As part of his regular updates on the state response to COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis Friday announced that he and the state health department are requiring long-term care facilities to develop detailed isolation plans by May 1.

The announcement comes as new state data shows 100 outbreaks of COVID-19 in such facilities statewide.

Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows 9047 known cases of COVID-19 in the state. That includes both positive tests and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms of the disease.

1755 people are hospitalized and 391 people have died. Additionally, Pueblo County health officials announced an additional death there that may not yet be reflected in state data; in Chaffee County, is reporting a total of two more deaths that may not yet be reflected in state data.

There are 100 known outbreaks in at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities. 43,307 people have been tested according to the state, but not all negative tests may be represented in that number.

Data is complete through Thurs., April 15.

See Friday's updates here