Coronavirus In CO-Wed., April 22 Updates: Territory Days Canceled; New Testing Site Opens In Pueblo

April 22, 2020
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A lone traveler heads to the terminal at Colorado Springs Airport on Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Update-4:15 p.m.

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

There are 10,878 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.

2,123 people have been hospitalized and 508 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 123 outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities.

This data is complete through Tues., April 21.

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

  • El Paso – 774
  • Douglas – 392
  • Pueblo – 109* 
  • Chaffee – 57*
  • Teller – 25
  • Elbert – 24
  • Kit Carson – 18
  • Baca – 10
  • Fremont – 19
  • 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 109 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.

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

---Pueblo School District 70 Set To Resume Lunch Program---

Starting Monday, April 27, Pueblo School District 70 will resume its free meal program. The distribution has been closed since Tues., April 14, when a worker was suspected of possibly being exposed to COVID-19. That worker later tested negative, but the program was closed as a precaution.

Curbside distribution sites will open again at Pueblo County High School, Liberty Point Middle School, and Skyview Middle School from 11-1 Monday and Wednesday.

Grab and go meals will be available from 11-12 at the following locations:

  • Craver Middle School
  • Beulah School
  • Avondale Elementary School
  • Pleasant View Middle School
  • Oakwood Estates Mobile Home Park near the Pueblo airport
  • Stonegate Village Apartments
  • Pueblo West Campground
  • Memorial Recreation Center in Pueblo West
  • Liberty Point Mobile Home Park in Pueblo West

---FEMA-Sponsored Site In El Paso County Expands 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.

---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.

---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
  • Douglas – 384
  • Pueblo – 94* 
  • Chaffee – 56*
  • Teller – 25
  • 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.

See yesterday's updates here.