Coronavirus in Colorado: April 26 update

Coronavirus

DENVER — According to updated data released Sunday by the state, the current coronavirus case summary reads as follows:

13,441 positive cases (+473)
2,438 hospitalized (+28)
57 counties (no change)
63,274 people tested (+3,483)
680* deaths (+8)
143 outbreaks (+2)

In El Paso County there are 867 cases, 5 more than the previous day. In Pueblo, there are 132 positive cases, which is three more than the day before.

The Governor’s stay-at-home order is expiring. Many counties in the state moving towards a safer-at-home phase.

“Together, Coloradans have been effective in leveling and flattening the curve, but life will remain much more dangerous than usual these next few months and we should all wear masks when in public. Safer at Home is by no means a free-for-all. My administration has acted boldly in the face of this pandemic and is focused on ensuring our state can endure on the trail ahead. We all have a personal responsibility to slow the spread of the virus and must find a way of living that is psychologically and economically sustainable for Coloradans,” said Governor Jared Polis.

Read the Safer at Home Executive Order here

Pueblo County Holding Drive-Up Testing Site Until May 30 at State Fairgrounds

Pueblo County is opened a drive-up testing site in Pueblo through May 30 to anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, difficulty breathing and fever over 100.4 degrees, chills, headache, sore throat and muscle pain). Individuals tested must be inside an enclosed vehicle for safety. No walk-ups or motorcycles are allowed through the testing site. The site is open to neighboring counties. The first 250 individuals each day will have access to drive up testing. No physician order is required, and all testing is free.

The testing site is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through May 30 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Avenue (enter through Gate 4 off Mesa Avenue and Gaylord Avenue).

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