Coronavirus in Colorado: Friday update

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COLORADO SPRINGS — According to updated data released Tuesday by the state, the current coronavirus case summary reads as follows:

Colorado Case Summary (Updated 3/27/20 at 4:00 p.m.)
Note: This summary only includes data through 3/26 and does not reflect cases since then.  

1,734 cases* (+304)
239 hospitalized (+55)
42 counties (+3)
11,676 people tested (+1554)
31 deaths (+7) 
9 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities

As FOX21 News has reported, seven of those deaths occurred in El Paso County, one death in Teller County and one death in Pueblo.

According to the report, there are 160 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Paso County, six confirmed cases in Pueblo County, seven confirmed cases in Teller County, and one confirmed in Fremont County.

Fort Carson announced Friday an updated total of eight confirmed COVID-19 cases among its community.

Courtesy: https://covid19.colorado.gov/case-data

Anyone who begins to feel sick is asked to follow these guidelines.

Remember, it is up to the community to help curb the spread of COVID-19, and simple ways to do so can be found here.

“I continue urging my fellow Coloradans to stay home whenever possible. This global pandemic is not a competition about what you think you can get away with. The data we put forth today shows that staying home is crucial to saving lives. These are not statistics on a page, these are your neighbors, your friends, and even your family members,” said Gov. Jared Polis. “Our community and our economy will come out of this stronger than before but that means everyone must do their part.”

The Governor thanked Dr. Jon Samet, Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health and his team who have been working hard to put together the modeling data in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The Governor provided a slide by slide presentation for members of the media and the general public today. View the slides the Governor presented today here. 

Gov. Polis and the Department of Health and Environment also updated the public health order corresponding with the stay-at-home executive order. The changes include:

  • Critical businesses must comply with a stay at home and social distancing requirements and should minimize staff to those who are critical to the functioning of the business. 
  • Necessary travel now includes transporting children between separate households pursuant to a parenting plan or other agreement governing parental responsibilities and non-residents returning to their place of residence.
  • Essential government services now include airports, activities related to the conduct of elections, and local governments
  • Minimum basic operations now include filling online product orders and to process customer orders remotely.

Read the updated public health order here

On Friday, the Governor also signed executive orders allowing Coloradans to get their marriage licenses without going in person and allowing the state to access additional funds from the Disaster Emergency Fund.

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