DENVER — According to updated data released Friday by the state, the current coronavirus case summary reads as follows:
52,538 cases* (+319 from Thursday)
6,718 hospitalized (+18)
63 counties (unchanged)
616,772 people tested** (+6,948)
1,888 deaths (+6) among cases, 1,768 deaths (+5) due to COVID-19
540 outbreaks (+4)
*The number of cases includes people who have had a test that indicated they were positive for COVID-19. The number of cases also includes epidemiologically-linked cases — or cases where public health epidemiologists have determined that infection is highly likely because a person exhibited symptoms and had close contact with someone who tested positive. The number of epidemiologically-linked cases represents a very small portion of the reported cases.
**The total number of people tested may not include all negative results.
El Paso County has reported 5,389 positive cases (+55) and 143 deaths (+1).
Pueblo County has reported 729 positive cases (+6) and 34 deaths (unchanged).