Coronavirus in Colorado: Tuesday, April 7 evening update

Coronavirus

DENVER, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment updated its state case summary late Tuesday afternoon:

5,429 Cases* (+257 from Monday)
1,079 Hospitalized (+85 from Monday)
54 Counties (no change from Monday)
28,095 People Tested** (+1,219 from Monday)
179 Deaths (+29 from Monday)
44 Outbreaks at residential and non-hospital healthcare facilities (+3 from Monday)

*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 case count by county is reported as follows:

According to the case breakdown by county, there are 16 additional cases in El Paso County since Monday, an additional case in Pueblo County, and one more case in Teller County.

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment announced a third death of a county resident related to COVID-19. A 59-year-old man, who had previously been reported as a positive case, has died. 

Pueblo County now has a total of 46 confirmed positive cases among its residents. Seven additional positive cases are from individuals located in neighboring counties. A total of 434 tests have been administered in Pueblo County. To date, three Pueblo County residents have passed away.

The complete report, as issued by the state, can be found here.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided $16,688,096.55 to the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for COVID-19 response efforts. The funding was made available under a major disaster declaration issued March 28 by President Trump.

The money will assist in state purchases of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as disposable gowns, masks, face shields, safety glasses and gloves, sanitizer, respirators, and ventilators.

“These funds will help Colorado and its communities in the battle against COVID-19,” said FEMA Region 8 Administrator Lee dePalo. “This is an example of how all levels of government are coming together to ensure the health and welfare of the public.”

FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities to protect public safety, providing at least a 75 percent funding share for eligible costs.

FEMA has also simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements can play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities.

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