Coronavirus In Colorado-Fri., May 8 Updates

May 8, 2020
Known cases of COVID-19 by county, according to data updated Thurs., May 7, from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.Known cases of COVID-19 by county, according to data updated Thurs., May 7, from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Known cases of COVID-19 by county, according to data updated Thurs., May 7, from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

This page will continue to be updated throughout the day.

Update: 4:20 p.m.

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

There are 18,827 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.

3,600 people have been hospitalized and 960 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 96,772 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 184 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Thurs., May 7.

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

  • El Paso – 1097 (+18 over the previous day) 
  • Douglas – 584 (+11)
  • Pueblo – 175* (+6)
  • Chaffee – 68
  • Crowley – 39 (+35)**
  • Elbert – 39 (+2)
  • Teller – 30 
  • Alamosa – 25
  • Kit Carson – 24
  • Fremont – 23 
  • Baca – 12
  • Otero – 10
  • Prowers – 8 
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 4
  • Huerfano – 3
  • Custer – 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.

** The state has identified the Crowley County Correctional Facility as among the known outbreaks of COVID-19 in the state. The state made the designation on Saturday, May 2. The list of known outbreaks is publicly updated each Wednesday.

The Otero County Health Department, which also covers Crowley County, says nearly 300 inmates at the facility have been tested for COVID-19 and all 35 new positive cases are inmates. The complete number is  not yet reflected in data from the state health department.

The facility is on lockdown, and the county health officials say all positive inmates have been in isolation for a number of days. They also say the investigation is still early in the process, but it suggests the majority of positive inmates were asymptomatic.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19. At least 313 people there have been tested.

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

There are 18,371 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.

3,557 people have been hospitalized and 944 people have died thus far due to the novel coronavirus in Colorado. More than 92,267 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 178 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Wed., May 6.

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

  • El Paso – 1079 
  • Douglas – 573 
  • Pueblo – 169* 
  • Chaffee – 68
  • Elbert – 37
  • Teller – 30 
  • Alamosa – 25
  • Kit Carson – 24
  • Fremont – 23 
  • Baca – 12
  • Otero – 10
  • Prowers – 8 
  • Crowley – 4
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Costilla – 3
  • Las Animas – 4
  • Huerfano – 3*
  • Custer – 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. The Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department is also reporting an additional known case in Huerfano County not yet reflected in state data.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19. At least 307 people there have been tested.

See yesterday's updates here.