Coronavirus in Colorado: Thursday update

Coronavirus

COLORADO SPRINGS — According to updated data released Tuesday by the state, the current coronavirus case summary reads as follows:

Colorado Case Summary (Updated 3/26/20 at 4:00 p.m.)
Note: This summary only includes data through 3/25 and does not reflect cases since then.  

1,430 cases* (+344)
184 hospitalized (+37)
39 counties (+3)
10,122 people tested (+2,058)
24 deaths (5)
9 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities

As FOX21 News has reported, seven of those deaths occurred in El Paso County, one death in Teller County and one death in Pueblo.

According to the report, there are 137 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Paso County, three confirmed cases in Pueblo County, seven confirmed cases in Teller County, and one confirmed in Fremont County.

El Paso County reported two more COVID-19 related deaths as of Thursday morning, bringing El Paso County to the greatest number of deaths by county.

Courtesy: https://covid19.colorado.gov/case-data

Anyone who begins to feel sick is asked to follow these guidelines.

Remember, it is up to the community to help curb the spread of COVID-19, and simple ways to do so can be found here.

“We will continue taking the bold steps necessary to limit the spread of this virus including those to increase convenience for Coloradans staying at home,” said Governor Jared Polis. “These new actions will ensure Coloradans can have their licenses renewed without having to go in person. We also took actions to protect our prison guards and facilities today. For now, people need to stay at home whenever possible to save lives.” 

The Governor signed an Executive Order authorizing certain State agencies to promulgate and issue emergency rules extending the expiration date for certain licenses and other documents to limit in-person renewals and enable state agencies to better respond to COVID-19. This includes state park passes, and licenses for health care facilities, Medicaid and CHIP providers, commercial drivers, and more.

Read the full Executive Order here

In addition, he signed an Executive Order updating protocol for state prisons and community corrections facilities. The Executive Order provides flexibility to DOC facilities and suspends certain requirements in order to protect the health and safety for Coloradans.

Read the full Executive Order here

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