New Colorado Coronavirus Outbreak Reports Fall To Lowest Point In Weeks

August 12, 2020
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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 20 new COVID-19 outbreaks this week, the lowest number of weekly outbreaks since the first week of July. 

The decrease in outbreaks — which are defined as two or more cases at a facility or event within a two- week period — comes as COVID-19 cases in Colorado have been on the decline for three straight weeks.

The numbers of both reported cases and of outbreaks still remain above the state’s COVID-19 low point in mid-June.

While outbreaks occur in all different kinds of facilities, since June reports have been concentrated in elder care facilities and restaurants.

Five restaurants, five elder care facilities, two stores, a dental office, an office, a veterinary clinic, a cheerleading gym, a construction site, a church, a childcare center, and a countertop company are where the outbreaks were reported this week.


New COVID-19 outbreaks reported this week

Editor’s Note: The Iglesia Misionera Pentecostes outbreak was reported by Garfield County last week and by the state this week.

Facility NameDate Outbreak ConfirmedType of FacilityCountyCOVID-19 Cases
Residential construction site at 287 S. Starwood Rd.08/10/20ConstructionGarfield9 staff positive, 8 staff probable
Carl’s Jr. 747108/06/20RestaurantAdams2 staff positive
Creative Infinity ELA08/11/20Child Care CenterArapahoe1 staff positive, 4 attendees positive
Denver Metro Village08/07/20Elder CareDenver3 residents positive, 1 staff positive
El Tapatio08/09/20RestaurantDelta8 staff positive
Front Range Stone Countertops08/06/20SupplierArapahoe4 staff positive
Health District of Northern Larimer County Family Dental Clinic08/09/20Dental OfficeLarimer2 staff positive
Home Depot 150308/10/20 StoreAdams2 staff positive
Iglesia Misionera Pentecostes Casa del Pan de Vida08/06/20ChurchGarfield2 attendees positive
Las Margs08/11/20RestaurantAdams3 staff positive
Level Engineering and Inspection08/10/20 OfficeLarimer2 staff positive
Life Care Center of Littleton08/11/20Elder CareArapahoe6 residents positive
Mercedes Benz of Littleton08/05/20StoreArapahoe7 staff positive
Mezcal08/12/20RestaurantDenver3 staff positive
North Shore Health & Rehab Facility (second outbreak)08/10/20Elder CareLarimer2 residents positive, 3 staff positive
Northglenn Heights Assisted Living Community08/11/20Elder CareAdams1 staff probable
Peak Athletics & Cheer Athletics08/11/20GymDouglas4 staff positive
Rose Veterinary Hospital08/05/20Veterinary HospitalFremont2 staff positive
Wheatridge Manor Care Center08/10/20 Elder CareJefferson3 residents positive, 2 staff positive
Yellowbelly Chicken08/11/20RestaurantBoulder 6 staff positive