Coronavirus In Colorado- Wed., May 6 Updates: F-16s To Make Front Range Flyover

May 6, 2020
Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, fly over Buckley Air Force Base May 29, 2015.Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, fly over Buckley Air Force Base May 29, 2015. Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf / U.S. Air National Guard
Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, fly over Buckley Air Force Base May 29, 2015.

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Update: 4:15 p.m.

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

There are 17,830 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.

2,986 people have been hospitalized and 921 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 89,529 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 174 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Tue., May 4.

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

  • El Paso – 1055 (+27 over the previous day) 
  • Douglas – 556 (+13) 
  • Pueblo – 163*
  • Chaffee – 68
  • Elbert – 37 (+1)
  • Teller – 30 (+1) 
  • Kit Carson – 24 (+2)
  • Fremont – 22
  • Alamosa – 22 (+8) 
  • Baca – 12
  • Otero – 10
  • Prowers – 8 (+5)
  • Crowley – 4
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 4
  • Custer – 2
  • Huerfano – 2
  • 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. At least 300 people there have been tested.

Update: 8:40 a.m.

---Look, Up In The Sky! Here’s A Map Of Today’s F-16 Front Range Flyover---

Colorado National Guard F-16s from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora will scream overhead Wednesday as they take a goodwill tour of the Front Range.

The guard said it's part of a nationwide Air Force mission to boost public morale during the coronavirus pandemic known as Operation American Resolve. After the fighter jets take to the skies at Buckley AFB, they'll push the throttle up and turn toward Sterling in northwest Colorado — passing overhead around 4:33 p.m.

The whole flyover will run approximately from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Here's a map so you can see when they'll fly over your home city. (CPR's Dan Boyce)

Credit BLACKE, KINDER L Maj US Air Force ANG 140 WG/PA/CCE

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

There are 17,364 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.

2,919 people have been hospitalized and 903 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 85,976 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 170 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Mon., May 4.

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

  • El Paso – 1028 (+23 over the previous day) 
  • Douglas – 543 (+12) 
  • Pueblo – 163* (+5)
  • Chaffee – 68
  • Elbert – 36 (+4)
  • Teller – 29 (+1) 
  • Fremont – 22
  • Kit Carson – 22 (+1)
  • Alamosa – 14 
  • Baca – 12
  • Otero – 10
  • Crowley – 4
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 4
  • Prowers – 3 (+2)
  • Custer – 2
  • Huerfano – 2
  • 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. At least 297 people there have been tested.