Coronavirus In CO-Tue., April 21 Updates: Stay-At-Home To Become “Safer At Home”

April 21, 2020
Known cases of COVID-19 in Colorado by county, through Sun. April 19.Known cases of COVID-19 in Colorado by county, through Sun. April 19. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Known cases of COVID-19 in Colorado by county, through Sun. April 19.

This page will continue to be updated throughout the day.

Update-4:10 p.m.:

---Latest Data From Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment—

There are 10,447 known confirmed 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.

2,003 people have been hospitalized and 486 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 48,000 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 119 outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities.

This data is complete through Mon., April 20.

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

  • El Paso – 744 (+10 over the previous day)
  • Douglas – 384 (+3)
  • Pueblo – 94* (+10) 
  • Chaffee – 56*
  • Teller – 25 (+1) 
  • Elbert – 24
  • Kit Carson – 18
  • Baca – 10
  • Fremont – 11
  • Alamosa – 9
  • Otero – 7
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Crowley – 2
  • Huerfano – 1
  • Prowers – 1
  • Kiowa – 0

*Pueblo County is reporting 94 cases, all of which are not yet reflected in state data. Chaffee County has reported 56 cases total, all of which are not yet reflected in state data. Chaffee County health officials have reduced the number by one as they discovered a duplicate entry.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico is reporting five known cases of COVID-19, which is the same as the previous report.

---FEMA-Sponsored Site In El Paso County To Expand To Pueblo County---

A FEMA-sponsored testing site in El Paso County is expanding to offer tests in Pueblo County, according to Pueblo County health officials.

Beginning Wed., April 22, the Pueblo County site, located at the Colorado State Fair Grounds through Gate 4, the new site will be open through May. Health officials say up to 250 tests will be offered on a daily basis each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Among those encouraged to get tests are health care workers and first responders, those over 65 years of age, and members of the critical business workforce.

Testing is still available in El Paso County at the UCHealth site on Union Blvd for symptomatic health care workers, first responders and those over 65.

Update 3:22 p.m.

---Territory Days Canceled---

This year's Territory Days festival in Colorado Springs is canceled. Organizers say it's in the best interest of the community, staff, and vendors to cancel the event amidst the uncertainties of the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

Territory Days occurs over Memorial Day weekend each year in Old Colorado City. Organizers say the nature of the event does not allow for a postponement, and instead they'll focus on a strong event for next year. 

---New Modeling Shows CO's Stay-At-Home Order Will Not Need Extension---

New modeling shows the current stay-at-home order set to expire Sunday will not need to be extended. Gov. Jared Polis said Monday that modeling shows the order has reduced social interactions by 75-80%.

On April 27, the state will move to what's being called a "Safer at Home" phase, where residents will be encouraged but not required to stay home. 

---Latest Information From The State---

There are 10,106 known confirmed 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.

1,880 people have been hospitalized and 449 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 47,000 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 113 outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities.

This data is complete through Sun., April 19.

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

  • El Paso – 734
  • Douglas – 381
  • Pueblo – 92* 
  • Chaffee – 57*
  • Elbert – 24
  • Teller – 24 
  • Kit Carson – 18
  • Baca – 10
  • Fremont – 11
  • Alamosa – 9
  • Otero – 7
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Crowley – 2
  • Huerfano – 1
  • Prowers – 1
  • Kiowa – 0

*Pueblo County is reporting 92 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.

See yesterday's updates here.