Coronavirus in Colorado: Thursday, August 27 evening update

Coronavirus

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

56,343 cases* (+349 from Wednesday)
6,928 hospitalized (+25)
63 counties (unchanged)
687,530 people tested** (+5,191)
1,931 deaths among cases (+3), 1,835 deaths due to COVID-19 (unchanged)
594 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 5,898 positive cases (+49) and 150 deaths (+1).

Pueblo County has reported 841 positive cases (+20) and 34 deaths (unchanged).

Teller County has reported 160 positive cases (+2) and 3 deaths (unchanged).

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