UPDATES: Coronavirus In Colorado–Week Of Mon., June 1 – Sun., June 7

June 1, 2020
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This post will be updated throughout the week.

Sun. June 7, 5:00 p.m.

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

There are 28,001 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.

4485 people have been hospitalized and there have been 1527 deaths among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been 1274 deaths as a direct result of COVID-19.

Those numbers are separate and should not be added together, and the state ultimately expects the numbers to closely align.

More than 214,940 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 299 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Sat., June 6.

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

  • El Paso – 1834
  • Douglas – 756
  • Pueblo – 320
  • Alamosa – 94
  • Chaffee – 78
  • Crowley – 66
  • Elbert – 54
  • Teller – 34
  • Kit Carson – 30
  • Fremont – 26
  • Otero – 21
  • Prowers – 15
  • Baca – 12
  • Costilla – 8
  • Las Animas – 6*
  • Cheyenne – 5
  • Huerfano – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Bent – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Kiowa – 0 

*Las Animas County health officials are reporting cases not yet reflected in the state data.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19. At least 857 people there have been tested.

Sat., June 6, 4:30 p.m.

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

There are 27,848 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.

4480 people have been hospitalized and there have been 1527 deaths among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been 1274 deaths as a direct result of COVID-19.

Those numbers are separate and should not be added together, and the state ultimately expects the numbers to closely align. 

More than 210,485 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 299 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Fri., June 5.

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

  • El Paso – 1817
  • Douglas – 753
  • Pueblo – 313
  • Alamosa – 90
  • Chaffee – 78
  • Crowley – 66
  • Elbert – 54
  • Teller – 34
  • Kit Carson – 30
  • Fremont – 26
  • Otero – 21
  • Prowers – 15
  • Baca – 12
  • Costilla – 7
  • Las Animas – 6*
  • Cheyenne – 5
  • Huerfano – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Bent – 2
  • Kiowa – 0 

*Las Animas County health officials are reporting cases not yet reflected in the state data.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19. At least 835 people there have been tested.

Fri., June 5, 4:15 p.m.

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

There are 27,615 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.

4472 people have been hospitalized and there have been 1524 deaths among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been 1274 deaths as a direct result of COVID-19.

Those numbers are separate and should not be added together, and the state ultimately expects the numbers to closely align.

More than 205,761 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 296 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Thurs., June 4.

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

  • El Paso – 1802
  • Douglas – 751
  • Pueblo – 312*
  • Alamosa – 87
  • Chaffee – 77
  • Crowley – 66
  • Elbert – 53
  • Teller – 33
  • Kit Carson – 30
  • Fremont – 26
  • Otero – 21
  • Prowers – 15
  • Baca – 12
  • Costilla – 6
  • Las Animas – 6*
  • Cheyenne – 5
  • Huerfano – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Bent – 2
  • Kiowa – 0

*Las Animas and Pueblo county health officials are reporting cases not yet reflected in the state data.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19. At least 830 people there have been tested.

Thurs., June 4, 5:10 p.m.

---Polis: Limited Nursing Home Visitation To Be Allowed; Businesses Can Require Masks, And More---

Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday that people will be allowed to visit their loved ones in nursing homes if they take precautions not to spread COVID-19. 

They must be tested before going to visit nursing home residents and must have had no known exposures or symptoms. If a person meets those requirements, they will be allowed to have a 48-hour pass to enter the nursing home.

Polis did not provide a date when this rule will be implemented. 

Polis also announced an executive order that provides additional cover for businesses who deny service to anyone not wearing a mask, effective immediately. Legal experts have said, even without the order, businesses could deny service to people without masks.

Read more from Gov. Jared Polis' address from our partners at CPR News.

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

There are 27,360 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.

4460 people have been hospitalized and there have been 1512 deaths among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been 1255 deaths as a direct result of COVID-19.

Those numbers are separate and should not be added together, and the state ultimately expects the numbers to closely align.

More than 200,912 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 294 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Wed., June 3.

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

  • El Paso – 1788
  • Douglas – 746
  • Pueblo – 302
  • Alamosa – 84
  • Chaffee – 76*
  • Crowley – 64
  • Elbert – 53
  • Teller – 33
  • Fremont – 26
  • Kit Carson – 30
  • Otero – 21
  • Prowers – 15
  • Baca – 12
  • Costilla – 6
  • Las Animas – 6*
  • Cheyenne – 5
  • Huerfano – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Bent – 2
  • Kiowa – 0

*Las Animas County health officials are reporting cases not yet reflected in the state data. Additionally, the state data reflects one case in Chaffee County that county health officials are not reporting. The number seen here is the state number.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19. At least 824 people there have been tested.

Wed., June 3, 4:50 p.m.

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

There are 27,060 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.

4443 people have been hospitalized and there have been 1494 deaths among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been 1254 deaths as a direct result of COVID-19.

Those numbers are separate and should not be added together, and the state ultimately expects the numbers to closely align.

More than 194,697 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 292 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Tues., June 2.

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

  • El Paso – 1778
  • Douglas – 733
  • Pueblo – 302*
  • Alamosa – 84
  • Chaffee – 76*
  • Crowley – 64
  • Elbert – 53
  • Teller – 33
  • Fremont – 26
  • Kit Carson – 26
  • Otero – 20
  • Prowers – 15
  • Baca – 12
  • Costilla – 6
  • Las Animas – 6*
  • Cheyenne – 5
  • Huerfano – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Bent – 2
  • Kiowa – 0

*Pueblo and Las Animas county health officials are reporting cases not yet reflected in the state data. Additionally, the state data reflects two cases in Chaffee County that county health officials are not reporting. The number seen here is the state number.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19. At least 803 people there have been tested.

---Mission Foods Releases Statement After Outbreak Announcement---

Mission Foods in Pueblo released a statement after an outbreak at its Pueblo facility, saying they're working closely with the local health department. 

In the statement, Armando Garza, Regional Director of Manufacturing, said the company has "acted decisively to protect the health and safety of employees across the company, including those at our Pueblo facility." Steps listed include mandatory masks and social distancing, enhanced sanitization, and temperature checks of employees.  Additionally, Mission Foods said those who are sick are expected to stay home and are provided two weeks of pay to help enable that.

In a release yesterday, health officials in Pueblo said the outbreak was reported and that those affected do not appear to be related cases.

Tues., June 2, 5:10 p.m.: 

---Outbreak At Mission Foods In Pueblo---

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment says Mission Foods in Pueblo now has an outbreak of COVID-19. The state defines an outbreak as two or more cases of COVID-19 during a two week period.

Health officials say two employees tested positive, prompting other employees to get tested. Three additional employees tested positive.

The facility is currently open after previously shutting down to clean and disinfect according to health guidelines.

---Sand Dunes Set To Reopen---

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve announced a phased opening starting June 3. The park has been closed to visitors since mid-April due to health concerns amid the new coronavirus pandemic.  

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

There are 26,788 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.

4419 people have been hospitalized and there have been 1474 deaths among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been 1228 deaths as a direct result of COVID-19.

Those numbers are separate and should not be added together, and the state ultimately expects the numbers to closely align.

More than 190,700 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 284 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Mon., June 1.

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

  • El Paso – 1761 (+13 over the previous day)
  • Douglas – 726 (+2)
  • Pueblo – 298*
  • Alamosa – 82 (+4)
  • Chaffee – 77*
  • Crowley – 64
  • Elbert – 53
  • Teller – 33
  • Fremont – 27 (+1)
  • Kit Carson – 26
  • Otero – 19
  • Prowers – 15 (+1)
  • Baca – 12
  • Costilla – 6
  • Las Animas – 6*
  • Cheyenne – 5
  • Huerfano – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Bent – 2
  • Kiowa – 0

*Pueblo and Las Animas county health officials are reporting cases not yet reflected in the state data. Additionally, the state data reflects two cases in Chaffee County that county health officials are not reporting. The number seen here is the state number.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19. At least 803 people there have been tested.

Mon., June 1, 4:50 p.m.

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

There are 26,577 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.

4372 people have been hospitalized and there have been 1458 deaths among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been 1185 deaths as a direct result of COVID-19.

Those numbers are separate and should not be added together, and the state ultimately expects the numbers to closely align.

More than 188,069 people have been tested, though the number may not include all negative results.

There are 282 known outbreaks reported at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities, prisons or other facilities.

This data is complete through Sun., May 31.

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

  • El Paso – 1748
  • Douglas – 724
  • Pueblo – 298*
  • Alamosa – 78
  • Chaffee – 74*
  • Crowley – 64
  • Elbert – 53
  • Teller – 33
  • Kit Carson – 26
  • Fremont – 26
  • Otero – 19
  • Prowers – 14
  • Baca – 12
  • Costilla – 6
  • Las Animas – 6*
  • Cheyenne – 5
  • Huerfano – 3
  • Lincoln – 3
  • Custer – 2
  • Bent – 2
  • Kiowa – 0

*Pueblo and Las Animas county health officials are reporting cases not yet reflected in the state data. Additionally, the state data reflects two cases in Chaffee County that county health officials are not reporting. The number seen here is the state number.

Additionally, Colfax County in Northern New Mexico continues to hold steady, with five known cases of COVID-19. At least 783 people there have been tested.