Colorado’s first coronavirus death reported in El Paso County


COLORADO SPRINGS — The first person to die of coronavirus in Colorado was an El Paso County woman, according to the County Health Department.

The health department said the woman was in her 80s and had “underlying health conditions.”

“While we were expecting this day, it doesn’t make it any less difficult to hear and share this news,” Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement. “As a state, we are in mourning and our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of the Coloradan we lost.”

Older people and people with chronic medical conditions are at greatest risk from the disease.

As of Friday afternoon, 77 people in Colorado had tested positive for the virus. Two of them were in El Paso County, and one was in Pueblo County.

The YMCA will be providing care Friday afternoon at all Before and After School Care sites. Downtown Middle School Initiative is cancelled. 

The YMCA will provide care at the Tri-Lakes and Garden Ranch YMCAs from 6:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Register at CCCAP and financial assistance scholarships are available, but space is limited.

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