Coronavirus In CO-Sat., April 25 & Sun., April 26 Updates

April 25, 2020
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A lock and chain secure the outside glass doors to a hotel closed because of the new coronavirus Friday, April 24, 2020, in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo.

This page will continue to be updated throughout the weekend.

Update-Sun., April 26, 4:20 p.m.

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

There are 13,441 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.

2,438 people have been hospitalized and 680 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 63,274 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 143 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Sat., April 25.

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

  • El Paso – 867 
  • Douglas – 439
  • Pueblo – 132* 
  • Chaffee – 65
  • Elbert – 27 
  • Teller – 27 
  • Fremont – 22
  • Kit Carson – 20 
  • Baca – 10
  • Alamosa – 10 
  • Otero – 8
  • Lincoln – 4
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Crowley – 2
  • Huerfano – 2
  • Prowers – 1
  • Kiowa – 0

* Pueblo County is reporting known cases of COVID-19 not yet reflected in data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment due to a difference in reporting periods.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19.

Update-Sun., April 26, 9:15 a.m.

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

There are 12,968 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.

2,410 people have been hospitalized and 672 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 59,791 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

The number of deaths as a result of COVID-19 has decreased by two. The state says it's due to the number of "probable deaths" resulting is several duplicate entries. Nearly 30 duplicate entries were removed from the data.

It is worth nothing that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has changed the way it tabulates deaths as a result of COVID-19, which may lead to an increase in the number of reported fatalities. 

Starting this week state epidemiologists are beginning to review cause of death information on death certificates and adding COVID-19 related deaths if they weren't preciously reported. Additionally, data will include "probable" COVID-19 deaths, which means the person had no known positive test, but the death certificate lists COVID-19 or an equivalent as a cause of death.

There are 141 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Fri., April 24.

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

  • El Paso – 862 
  • Douglas – 425
  • Pueblo – 129* 
  • Chaffee – 65
  • Elbert – 27 
  • Teller – 27 
  • Fremont – 22
  • Kit Carson – 19 
  • Baca – 10
  • Alamosa – 10 
  • Otero – 8
  • Lincoln – 4
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Crowley – 2
  • Huerfano – 2
  • Prowers – 1
  • Kiowa – 0

* Pueblo and Fremont counties are reporting known cases of COVID-19 not yet reflected in data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment due to a difference in reporting periods.

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

Original post: Sat., April 25, 8:05 a.m.

---El Paso County Outlines Phased Expansion of In-Person Services---

In accordance with the relaxation of the state's stay-at-home order, El Paso County is outlining its plans to resume some limited in-person operations at facilities.

El Paso County will begin a phased reopening of some services in accordance with the state's relaxation of stay-at-home guidelines.Credit Courtesy El Paso County
El Paso County will begin a phased reopening of some services in accordance with the state's relaxation of stay-at-home guidelines.

---Latest State Data---

There are 12,255 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.

2,366 people have been hospitalized and 674 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 56,789 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

It is worth nothing that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has changed the way it tabulates deaths as a result of COVID-19, which may lead to an increase in the number of reported fatalities. 

Starting this week state epidemiologists are beginning to review cause of death information on death certificates and adding COVID-19 related deaths if they weren't preciously reported. Additionally, data will include "probable" COVID-19 deaths, which means the person had no known positive test, but the death certificate lists COVID-19 or an equivalent as a cause of death.

There are 134 outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities.

This data is complete through Thurs., April 23.

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

  • El Paso – 853 
  • Douglas – 414 
  • Pueblo – 120* 
  • Chaffee – 65*
  • Elbert – 27 
  • Teller – 26 
  • Fremont – 19
  • Kit Carson – 19 
  • Baca – 10
  • Alamosa – 10 
  • Otero – 8 
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Crowley – 2
  • Huerfano – 2*
  • Prowers – 1
  • Kiowa – 0

* Pueblo, Chaffee and Huerfano counties are reporting known cases of COVID-19 not yet reflected in data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment due to a difference in reporting periods.

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.