Fourth coronavirus death reported in El Paso County

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UPDATE: Tuesday morning, El Paso County Public Health issued a correction, saying the man who died was not an El Paso County resident. Therefore, as of Tuesday morning, three El Paso County residents have died of the virus.


ORIGINAL STORY:

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Late Monday night the El Paso County Public Health Department confirmed a fourth COVID-19 related death in the county.

The man who died was in his 80s and health officials are still investigating how he contracted coronavirus and any possible exposure he may have had.

The El Paso County Health Department said the best way for people to help slow the spread of COVID-19 is by continuing to practice physical distancing, avoiding social gatherings larger than 10 people, & staying home if you are sick.

For those interested in El Paso County’s local COVID-19 case count, we will be posting a daily case count update here every evening at 5:00 p.m.

For those interested in state COVID-19 case count, click here.

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