UPDATE: Cases have now passed 700 in Colorado

In the most recent update from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), it has been reported that 591 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Colorado. This is 116 more cases than were reported yesterday.

Of these cases, 58 individuals are hospitalized and 6 have been confirmed dead, with one added to that list in the latest report. There have been 5,436 people tested, with the virus found in 29 of Colorado’s 64 counties. The report also made a point to mention that 5 outbreaks had occurred in residential and non-hospital care facilities. Note that CDPHE updates are reported a day late.

Eagle, Gunnison, and Pitkin counties have the highest rate of infection, with 145.7, 128, and 89.25 cases per 100,000 residents, respectively. This compares to Denver County at 17.41 cases per 100,000 residents and El Paso County at 7.137 cases per 100,000 residents.

The reported cases are distributed among age groups below:

  • 0-9: 1%
  • 10-19: 3%
  • 20-29: 14%
  • 30-39: 17%
  • 40-49: 20%
  • 50-59: 16%
  • 60-69: 14%
  • 70-79: 10%
  • 80+: 5%

Below you’ll find how many cases are in each county:

  • Adams: 18
  • Arapahoe: 45
  • Boulder: 37
  • Broomfield: 1
  • Chaffee: 3
  • Clear Creek: 3
  • Crowley: 1
  • Denver: 125
  • Douglas: 33
  • Eagle: 80
  • El Paso: 51
  • Elbert: 3
  • Garfield: 8
  • Grand: 2
  • Gunnison: 22
  • Hinsdale: 1
  • Jefferson: 51
  • Larimer: 32
  • Mesa: 2
  • Montrose: 1
  • Morgan: 2
  • Park: 1
  • Pitkin: 16
  • Pueblo: 3
  • Routt: 3
  • San Miguel: 1
  • Summit: 7
  • Weld: 37
  • Yuma: 1
  • Unknown or pending: 1

Colorado has continued to shut down additional businesses, now including places that perform “nonessential services,” including hair salons, tattoo parlors, and spas. Elective surgeries have also been put on hold. The restaurant and bar shutdown has also been altered to allow for take-out or delivery booze sales, with some restrictions.

The serious actions taken by the state in attempt to limit the spread of the new coronavirus have drawn praise and criticism. A common concern that has been voiced is the potential economic impact that will likely result from the shutdown of all restaurants, bars, and gyms across the state.

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