Three new coronavirus cases reported in Colorado, one in El Paso County

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EL PASO COUNTY — El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) announced one presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in the county on Friday. And, up in Denver, city officials said two residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The patient in El Paso County is a man in his 40s who recently traveled to California. He is currently isolated at his home and in stable condition.

“We hope he is able to make a full and quick recovery,” said Susan Wheelan, EPCPH Director. “Protecting the health of our community is our top priority.” 

These cases are all considered “presumptive positive” until they are confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Denver residents got a positive result after being tested by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

“Both individuals are symptomatic and isolated, but do not require hospitalization at this time,” the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment said in a written statement.

Officials said several other people have been quarantined or will be quarantined soon.

As of Friday, the statewide total of coronavirus cases is now eight.

Denver County

  • One case in a man in his 40s. The investigation is ongoing. 
  • One case in a woman in her 70s, exposed during international travel.

Douglas County

  • One case in a school-aged female, exposed during international travel.
  • One case in a woman in her 40s, exposed during international travel. 
  • One case in a woman in her 70s, exposed during international travel. 

Eagle County

  • One case in a woman in her 50s, exposed during international travel. 

El Paso County

  • One case in a man in his 40s. The investigation is ongoing.

Summit County

  • One case in a man in his 30s, an out-of-state resident who was exposed during international travel or through contact with an out-of-state case.

Health officials recommend frequent hand washing and staying at least six feet away from people showing symptoms. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

People who are sick are urged to stay home.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the CDC.

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