Coronavirus in Colorado: Friday, August 28 evening update

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

56,773 cases* (+430 from Thursday)
6,945 hospitalized (+17)
63 counties (unchanged)
695,569 people tested** (+8,039)
1,937 deaths among cases (+6), 1,843 deaths due to COVID-19 (+8)
600 outbreaks (+6)

*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 5,898 positive cases ( unchanged) and 150 deaths (unchanged).

Pueblo County has reported 841 positive cases (unchanged) and 34 deaths (unchanged).

Teller County has reported 160 positive cases (unchanged) and 3 deaths (unchanged).

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