Colorado reports 1,000 COVID-19 cases in a day as positivity rate surpasses key 5% threshold

Colorado recorded 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and again Monday, raising concerns about hospital capacity over the coming weeks, Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday. Increased testing doesn’t explain the rise, because the percentage of tests coming back positive also has grown. Colorado’s three-day average positivity rate on Tuesday was 5.4%, Polis said. The World Health Organization recommends keeping […]

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Colorado confirms 1,135 deaths due to COVID-19 as positive cases near 25,000

Colorado health officials on Wednesday reported 1,392 people who had contracted COVID-19 have died since the new coronavirus was first confirmed in the state, and that death-certificate data shows 1,135 fatalities were directly due to the virus. That’s an increase of 40 deaths of people who had the virus and 21 additional fatalities tied directly to COVID-19 over Tuesday’s tallies, […]

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Colorado confirms 1,114 deaths due to COVID-19 as hospitalizations reach lowest point since March 30

Colorado health officials on Tuesday reported 1,352 people who had contracted COVID-19 have died since the new coronavirus was first confirmed in the state, and that death-certificate data shows 1,114 fatalities were directly due to the virus. That’s an increase of 19 deaths of people who had the virus and 16 additional fatalities tied directly to COVID-19 over Monday’s tallies, […]

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Colorado reports 1,257 people have died with COVID-19 in their systems as outbreaks at contained facilities rise

Colorado health officials on Tuesday reported 1,257 people have died with COVID-19 in their systems, and that death-certificate data shows 968 fatalities were due to the virus. On Friday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment revamped the way it reports deaths related to the new coronavirus, listing the total number of fatalities in which the person had contracted […]

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Coronavirus in Colorado, May 17: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

As the state continues to reopen under “safer at home” guidelines, the last four Colorado counties with no reported COVID-19 cases search for ways to keep their communities safe while some think a lack of testing is the reason they have no reported cases. Colorado’s health department changed the way it publicly reports coronavirus deaths Friday, introducing a second category […]

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Coronavirus in Colorado, May 16: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 – The Denver Post

Colorado’s health department changed the way it publicly reports coronavirus deaths Friday, introducing a second category of fatalities after its methods came under scrutiny — including by a state representative who’s calling for the agency’s chief to be investigated. Reporters Jessica Seaman and Alex Burness have the details. In Colorado’s latest coronavirus update, the statewide death toll rose to 1,150. […]

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