Broomfield police officer tests positive for COVID-19 – The Denver Post

A Broomfield police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, City and County Manager Jennifer Hoffman reported at the Broomfield City Council meeting, which has prompted quarantines for police leadership and a member of the city manager’s office. Broomfield has seen an increase over the 7-day average, from June 28 to July 5, of 19 positive cases, she said. As of […]

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Explainer: what’s the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks emerging. This strategy is known as “test, trace and isolate”. The standard test so far has been the swab test, in which a swab goes up your nose and to the back of your throat. But an alternative method of specimen collection, using […]

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New antigen test for detecting COVID-19 could help triage patients during the pandemic

One of the most important tools in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is rapid, reliable and relatively cheap diagnostic testing at the point of care. Scientists in Europe recently evaluated the frontline capabilities of a commercially available, 15-minute disposable antigen test to detect COVID-19 infections. Their findings, reported in Frontiers in Medicine, suggest the test could be […]

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238 inmates test positive for coronavirus at Sterling prison, the largest known outbreak in Colorado

A Colorado prison is now the site of the state’s largest confirmed COVID-19 outbreak as mass testing confirms that 238 inmates at Sterling Correctional Facility have the virus. The number of positive cases at the facility spiked as more results from the 472 tests administered last week became available. Of those tested, half were positive. Sixteen tests were inconclusive, 216 […]

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COVID-19: New method for mass testing – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

New Test for COVID-19 quickly leads to results A newly developed diagnostic Test for COVID-19 is designed for large-scale studies may be of diseased persons. With the Test a lot more samples can be evaluated as previously, resulting in a more effective combating of the threat posed by COVID-19 is possible. In the current research work of the University of […]

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Denver must test 1,000 daily and train staff before stay-at-home order can relax, mayor says

Before Denver’s stay-at-home order is lifted on May 8, city officials say they aim to nearly double the amount of testing for the new coronavirus and to train new workers to trace cases of the virus. Mayor Michael Hancock formally announced the new expiration date for his stay-at-home order Friday morning. The order — meant to stem transmission of the […]

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Scientists developing COVID-19 test that knows you’re sick before you do

Imagine a test that could tell you if you were infected with COVID-19 before you had a single symptom, came at an affordable price without the need to go to a doctor, and returned results in minutes. Those who tested positive could swiftly quarantine themselves, while those who tested negative could head to work or spend time with family without […]

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Physicists test coronavirus particles against temperature, humidity

One of the biggest unknowns about the coronavirus is how changing seasons will affect its spread. Physicists from the University of Utah have received the university’s first COVID-19-related grant to tackle the question. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant to Michael Vershinin and Saveez Saffarian of the U’s Department of Physics & Astronomy […]

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