COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a case summary late in the day on Saturday afternoon.
As of 4 p.m. on May 2, the state noted:
– 16,225 cases
– 2,793 hospitalizations
– 56 counties affected
– 78,179 people tested
– 163 outbreaks
– 832* deaths
*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.
The state is also collecting discharge and other data from hospitals which have treated COVID-19 patients.
The state’s latest case data update can be read, in its entirety, on the state-run COVID-19 website.
In the meantime, a Safer-at-Home order is in place statewide.