UPDATE: Two additional deaths have been reported, increasing the statewide death toll to nine.

In the most recent update from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), it has been reported that 720 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Colorado. This is 129 more cases than were reported yesterday. Yesterday, 116 new cases were reported compared to the day before that.

Of these cases, 72 individuals are hospitalized and 7 have been confirmed dead, with one added to that list in the latest report. There have been 6,224 people tested, with the virus found in 31 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 167.5, 162.9, and 100.4 cases per 100,000 residents, respectively. This compares to Denver County at 20.61 cases per 100,000 residents and El Paso County at 9.656 cases per 100,000 residents.

The reported cases are distributed among age groups below:

  • 0-9: 1% (5)
  • 10-19: 3% (18)
  • 20-29: 14% (101)
  • 30-39: 17% (129; 6 hospitalized)
  • 40-49: 20% (153; 8 hospitalized)
  • 50-59: 16% (130; 16 hospitalized)
  • 60-69: 14% (116; 18 hospitalized, 2 deaths)
  • 70-79: 11% (98; 18 hospitalized, 4 deaths)
  • 80+: 5% (39; 6 hospitalized, 1 death)

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

  • Adams: 25
  • Arapahoe: 58
  • Boulder: 39
  • Broomfield: 2
  • Chaffee: 3
  • Clear Creek: 3
  • Crowley: 1
  • Denver: 148
  • Douglas: 48
  • Eagle: 92
  • El Paso: 69
  • Elbert: 3
  • Garfield: 8
  • Grand: 2
  • Gunnison: 28
  • Hinsdale: 1
  • Jefferson: 55
  • Larimer: 34
  • Logan: 2
  • Mesa: 2
  • Montrose: 1
  • Morgan: 3
  • Park: 1
  • Pitkin: 18
  • Pueblo: 3
  • Routt: 3
  • San Miguel: 1
  • Summit: 8
  • Teller: 3
  • Weld: 50
  • Yuma: 1
  • Unknown or pending: 5

Male residents of Colorado have accounted for 368 cases and female residents have accounted for 351.

In big news related to COVID-19 in Colorado, Mayor Hancock ordered that the city of Denver stay at home. There are some exceptions to this rule that goes into effect on Tuesday.

Colorado has shut down a number of non-dining businesses statewide, 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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