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    BREAKING: 2 presumptive cases of COVID-19, coronavirus, in Colorado
    By Tony Keith |
    Posted: Thu 4:03 PM, Mar 05, 2020 |
    Updated: Thu 5:09 PM, Mar 05, 2020

    DENVER (KKTV) - Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday afternoon that he learned of the first "presumptive" positive case of COVID-19, coronavirus, case in Colorado.

    During a news conference, the governor announced he had learned of a second presumptive case, not tied to the first.

    According to a release sent out by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the case is tied to an out-of-state visitor in his thirties. He was visiting Summit County and is now in isolation in the Denver metro area...



    Colorado reports first case of COVID-19 in Summit County
    Patient recovering in the Denver metro area
    Posted: 4:14 PM, Mar 05, 2020
    Updated: 7:01 PM, Mar 05, 2020
    By: ?scar Contreras

    ...The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said Thursday a man in his 30s visiting Summit County tested “presumptive” positive for COVID-19...

    ...The man had known exposure through close contact with the new virus outside of Colorado, state health officials said in news release Thursday afternoon.

    The man is recovering in isolation in the Denver metro area and will remain in quarantine until cleared by public health officials, CDPHE said...
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 19, 2020, 06:28 AM.

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    Denver reports 2 COVID-19 cases, bringing total Colorado cases to 4
    There are now four cases in Colorado, according to public health officials.
    Author: Janet Oravetz (9News)
    Published: 3:04 PM MST March 6, 2020
    Updated: 3:04 PM MST March 6, 2020

    DENVER — The City and County of Denver announced Friday afternoon that two Denver residents tested presumptive positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, through testing overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

    The results are considered “presumptive positive” until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm the cases...


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      First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 In Eagle County
      By Christin Kay • 3 minutes ago

      Eagle County Public Health and Environment is reporting the first positive case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, in the county.

      The patient is a woman in her 50s visiting the area and likely exposed during international travel. The patient was not hospitalized and is recovering in isolation. The patient is working with public health officials in the ongoing investigation to identify people that may have had close exposure. The case is presumptive positive, which means test results haven’t yet been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


      • #4
        As of March 7, 2020, eight cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Colorado:

        Denver County
        • One case in a man in his 40s. The investigation is ongoing.
        • One case in a woman in her 70s, exposed during international travel.

        Douglas County
        • One case in a school-aged female, exposed during international travel.
        • One case in a woman in her 40s, exposed during international travel.
        • One case in a woman in her 70s, exposed during international travel.

        Eagle County
        • One case in a woman in her 50s, exposed during international travel.

        El Paso County
        • One case in a man in his 40s. The investigation is ongoing.

        Summit County
        • One case in a man in his 30s, an out-of-state resident who was exposed during international travel or through contact with an out-of-state case.

        This week, the state laboratory expanded testing guidelines to ensure early detection in order to slow and limit transmission.

        When cases test positive, the individual and their close contacts like family members and roommates are instructed to “isolate” (isolation is in the case of a person with a positive COVID test) or “quarantine” themselves (quarantine is if there is a suspected exposure). Meanwhile the state or local public health agency works to identify other possible contacts. Public health agencies can issue individual quarantine and isolation orders requiring individuals to remain at home for a certain period of time. Quarantine orders also include instructions for how to seek care and testing if the individual becomes symptomatic. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and local public health agencies began to issue orders on Thursday with the announcement of positive cases.

        Per protocol, each local public health agency is the lead investigator on cases involving people who reside within their jurisdictions. They will provide information as necessary and appropriate to protect the public’s health. The state will provide technical assistance to counties and will act as the lead investigator on any cases that occur in Colorado but involve residents of other states or countries. The department will update numbers on our website and provide daily media summaries as long as necessary.


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          Australian visitor in Aspen confirmed to have coronavirus after returning home
          News | March 8, 2020
          David Krause
          Aspen Times

          A woman visiting Aspen from Australia has been confirmed to have COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment said Sunday in an update.

          “We are aware of a confirmed COVID-19 case in Australia with ties to the Aspen community. One woman in her 20s who was visiting Aspen returned home to Australia earlier this week, where she tested positive for COVID-19,” the CDPHE said Sunday in a news release. “The individual had contact with Aspen residents and visitors at social gatherings; some of the people who had contact with the woman have reported experiencing respiratory symptoms.”...


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            Larimer County woman is Colorado’s 9th case of coronavirus
            Posted: Mar 9, 2020 / 11:57 AM MDT / Updated: Mar 9, 2020 / 12:03 PM MDT

            DENVER — A woman in her 50s from Larimer County is Colorado’s ninth presumptive positive case of COVID-19, the state health department announced Monday...


            • #7

              Positive COVID-19 cases reaches 11 in Colorado
              By Calvin Corey |
              Posted: Mon 4:37 PM, Mar 09, 2020 |
              Updated: Mon 4:38 PM, Mar 09, 2020

              ...One case was a female in her 70's whose place of residence in Eagle County. The second case was a female in her 30's who lives in Denver. Both individuals had no known contact with an infected person.

              The lady from Eagle recently traveled in the U.S., while the female from Denver had no recent travel...


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                First two COVID-19 cases confirmed in Arapahoe County; governor declares state of emergency for Colorado
                At least 15 in the state have tested likely positive for coronavirus
                Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:26 pm
                Ellis Arnold

                Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a widespread coronavirus, as the number of cases in Colorado grew to at least 15.

                “Our administration's response will be guided by the science and lessons learned from the countries and states that this virus arrived in first,” Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement. “We will continue to be proactive and working around the clock to protect public health and safety with an eye towards preventing the need for more drastic measures that result in social disruption.”

                Polis' announcement March 10 came as Arapahoe County saw its first two cases announced that morning and the previous night. One is a man in his 50s, and the other is a woman in her 30s.

                The woman recently returned from travel to India and lives in Centennial, according to the Tri-County Health Department, which oversees Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. No further information on how the man contracted COVID-19 was immediately available...


                • #9

                  Coronavirus Update: 33 Cases Confirmed In Colorado
                  March 11, 2020 at 2:45 pm

                  DENVER (CBS4)– There are now 33 presumptive positive coronavirus cases in Colorado as of Wednesday afternoon. The total includes two cases from Jefferson County, and nine cases from Pitkin County.

                  The confirmed cases by counties in Colorado:

                  Denver- 6
                  Douglas County- 3
                  Eagle County- 4
                  El Paso County- 1
                  Summit County- 1
                  Larimer County- 1
                  Arapahoe County- 3
                  Jefferson County- 3
                  Pitkin County- 9
                  Gunnison County- 2

                  Two cases from Jefferson County are a male and female in their 70s, who were exposed to COVID-19 during international travel. They are currently in isolation in their home...


                  • #10
                    Drive-up testing



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                      72 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Colorado, 3 People In Critical Condition
                      March 13, 2020 at 1:04 pm
                      Filed Under:Colorado News, Coronavirus

                      DENVER (CBS4) – On Friday morning Gov. Jared Polis said there are now 72 positive cases of coronavirus in Colorado and that three of those people are in critical condition in the hospital. Eight people total are currently hospitalized.

                      “We are keeping the eight people in the hospital in our thoughts and prayers,” Polis said. “We know that our medical professionals are providing the very best care.”

                      Polis also announced during a 45 minute news conference that gatherings of more than 250 people are now temporarily prohibited in the state. That follows an earlier announcement by several counties in Colorado’s high country that no events there with more than 50 people will be allowed...


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                        COVID-19 Test Result Overview
                        This represents the number of people tested, NOT the number of tests conducted. Numbers are changing very quickly. We will do our best to update them as soon as possible.

                        Presumptive Positive: 72
                        Negative: 524
                        Total number of people tested: Appx. 600

                        *All positive cases are presumptive positive, but this status does not delay public health response. The CDC provides official confirmation.
                        Presumptive positive cases by county of residence

                        Adams: 3
                        Arapahoe County: 7
                        Denver County: 13
                        Douglas County: 3
                        Eagle County: 14
                        El Paso County: 2
                        Gunnison County: 3
                        Jefferson County: 6
                        Larimer County: 1
                        Pitkin County: 1
                        Pueblo: 1
                        Summit County: 2
                        Weld: 2
                        Out of state visitors - 14 (Currently located in these counties
                        Pitkin - 9

                        Eagle - 2

                        Routt - 1

                        Waiting on information - 2


                        One female in her 80s from El Paso County


                        Teenage – 3

                        20s – 4

                        30s – 14

                        40s – 14

                        50s – 14

                        60s – 9

                        70s – 10

                        80s – 4


                        Residents: 57

                        Visitors: 15


                        Female: 39

                        Male: 33
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                          First Colorado coronavirus death reported in El Paso County

                          by: Web Staff

                          Posted: Mar 13, 2020 / 02:55 PM MDT / Updated: Mar 13, 2020 / 02:59 PM MDT
                          EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Public health officials announced Friday afternoon that a person in El Paso County has died from the coronavirus. It is the first death from the virus reported in Colorado.

                          According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the person who died was a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions.



                          Colorado has first death from COVID-19 in El Paso County

                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: COVID-19 MEDIA LINE: 303-900-2849 (Please leave a message) Email: El Paso County Public Health Michelle Hewitt, Public Health Communications Specialist El Paso County Public Health Email: | Phone: 719-578-3239 DENVER, March 13, 2020: Colorado today reported the first death from COVID-19. The death occurred in a female in her 80s with underlying health conditions residing in El Paso County. El Paso County will hold a press conference today at 5 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management, 3755 Mark Dabling Blvd. Colorado Springs. Governor Polis and Lt. Gov. Primavera will be in attendance. “While we were expecting this day, it doesn't make it any less difficult to hear and share this news. As a state we are in mourning and our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of the Coloradan we lost,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We care deeply about our older Coloradans and people who have chronic diseases,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “This is an all-hands-on-deck effort to slow the spread and support people during these trying times. We know Coloradans will do whatever it takes to help protect those at risk of getting very sick.” “We offer our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the family and are saddened by this news,” said Susan Wheelan, El Paso County Public Health Director. “We have a dedicated team of experts working around the clock to protect the health and safety of our community. We are doing everything we can to prevent more loss of lives. We know all of El Paso County, and Colorado, will join us.” Since the first positive case on March 5, Colorado has:
                          • Signed an emergency executive order aimed at minimizing the spread of the virus.
                          • Allocated $4 million dollars to immediately help response efforts in our communities.
                          • Ordered paid sick leave for workers in many occupations.
                          • Set public health orders to protect our most at-risk populations, including those who live in nursing homes and similar facilities.
                          • Issued directions that ensure Coloradans can get access to medical care for COVID-19 without fearing the cost.
                          • Worked diligently to ensure testing is available for all who need it through either public health or private labs.
                          Locally, El Paso County Public Health has been working with partners since it learned of COVID-19 (late last year) from the CDC. With partners from the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management, public health has:
                          • Activated the Emergency Coordination Center to assist in resource requests.
                          • Coordinating with key stakeholders and City and County partners to address community needs.
                          • Activated a Joint Information Center to field inquiries and streamline communication efforts.
                          The people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 are:
                          • Older people (over age 60), especially those over 80 years.
                          • People who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease, or diabetes.
                          • Older people with chronic medical conditions are at greatest risk.
                          To ensure expedience on reporting presumptive positive cases, the state will provide overall testing statistics as soon as we are able on the website.

                          Last edited by Shiloh; March 13, 2020, 05:52 PM. Reason: added news release
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                            Virus reaches ‘community transmission’ in Aspen

                            | March 13, 2020
                            Jason Auslander

                   The Aspen-area community is now experiencing “community transmission” of the COVID-19 virus, two local public health officials said Friday.

                            That means the virus has spread among the local population — outside of the group of visiting Australians who were previously identified as the area’s only cases — and cannot be traced back to an original source, said Karen Koenemann, Pitkin County Public Health director.

                            “From what (the state public health department has) seen, … we have limited community spread in this community,” she said during a media briefing call Friday afternoon. “We know for certain that there’s community spread in Eagle County.
                            “And so, because of that, knowing it’s just a matter of time, we decided to be really proactive with Eagle and Garfield (counties) around this.”

                            The comment referenced a tri-county public health order issued late Thursday night forbidding gatherings of more than 50 people until April 8.
                            But the diagnosis of Aspen community transmission of the virus was not backed up by official test numbers of local Aspen or Pitkin County residents who have come up positive for the COVID-19 virus.

                            Koenemann said local public health officials hadn’t received test results back from the state lab from samples taken from at least 25 residents Wednesday and Thursday. She said she did not know when those results might become available.

                            Nonetheless, Aspen Ambulance Director Gabe Muething agreed that Aspen-area community transmission of the virus has occurred.

                            “We know at this point we do have community transmission,” Muething said during Friday’s media call



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                              Colorado COVID-19 Case Summary

                              UPDATED: March 14, 3:00 p.m. COVID-19 Test Result Overview

                              • Positive*: 101
                              • Negative**: 610
                              • Total number of people tested**: 711
                              *Originally we classified cases as “presumptive positive” until they could be re-tested by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC confirmed we no longer need to send positive cases for re-testing because the test they perform is identical to the CDPHE testing. Therefore, all positive cases reported here are confirmed.

                              **Now that private labs are conducting testing, the positive cases number represents all positive cases in the state. The negative and total numbers represent just the confirmed data from the state lab. Private labs are not required to report negative numbers to the state.

                              Numbers are changing very quickly. We will do our best to update them as soon as possible.

                              Please note: information may change slightly as more information is collected on each patient.

                              Positive cases by county of residence
                              • Adams: 6
                              • Arapahoe County: 10
                              • Denver County: 20
                              • Douglas County: 4
                              • Eagle County: 18
                              • El Paso County: 3
                              • Gunnison County: 6
                              • Jefferson County: 9
                              • Larimer County: 1
                              • Mesa County: 1
                              • Pitkin County: 2
                              • Pueblo: 1
                              • Summit County: 2
                              • Weld: 3
                              • Out of state visitors - 15 (Currently located in these counties

                              Pitkin - 9

                              Eagle - 2

                              Routt - 1

                              Denver - 1

                              Waiting on information - 2


                              One female in her 80s from El Paso County


                              Teenage – 3

                              20s – 9

                              30s – 19

                              40s – 20

                              50s – 19

                              60s – 13

                              70s – 13

                              80s – 5


                              Residents: 85

                              Visitors: 16


                              Female: 52

                              Male: 49

                              Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date information

                              • People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 for answers in many languages. Email for answers in English.
                              • Coloradans can also visit the CDC and CDPHE websites for more information on best practices.
                              • If you have upcoming travel plans, visit the CDC’s website for the latest travel information.