Coronavirus In CO-Mon., April 27: Polis On “Safer At Home”

April 27, 2020
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An overhead sign encourages motorists to stay home to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus along the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 Friday, April 24, 2020, in Castle Rock, Colo.

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Update: 4:15 p.m. 

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

There are 13,879 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.

2,485 people have been hospitalized and 706 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 66,341 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 144 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Sun., April 26.

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

  • El Paso – 879 (+12 over the previous day) 
  • Douglas – 449 (+10)
  • Pueblo – 133* (+1) 
  • Chaffee – 65
  • Elbert – 27 
  • Teller – 27 
  • Fremont – 22
  • Kit Carson – 20 
  • Baca – 10
  • Alamosa – 10 
  • Otero – 8
  • Lincoln – 3
  • 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.

---Polis Issues Guidance On "Safer At Home" Order---

As Colorado's Stay-At-Home order expires, Gov. Jared Polis issued further guidance Sunday as to what the new "Safer-At-Home" policies mean.

Residents are still encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, but as of Monday, retail businesses can open for curbside delivery, and real estate home showings are allowed to resume. Additionally, some elective medical procedures, including veterinary services, may resume if facilities follow safety protocols.

Some locations are seeking a different approach. Chaffee, Las Animas and Huerfano counties are among the communities continuing the stay at home policies through the end of the month, while other locations like Fremont and Custer counties are requesting waivers to allow them to dictate safe reopening schedules.

--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.

See updates from the weekend here.