DENVER — Saturday’s update from Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) shows that Colorado’s case county is nearing 7,000.
CDPHE confirms 6,893 cases of COVID-19 which is 392 more than the previous day.
The data shows 1,376 people are hospitalized and 274 people have died.
The virus has reached 56 counties in the state and more than 34,873 people have been tested.
There are also 67 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities, including a recent outbreak at a facility in Aurora.
El Paso County has 578 cases and Pueblo has 58.
Also on Saturday, Gov. Polis signed an Executive Order suspending certain regulatory statutes concerning juvenile justice, regional centers, and behavioral health to provide the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) with the flexibility to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The presence of COVID-19 in State facilities poses a risk to individuals and staff in those facilities, as well as the communities to which those individuals will return. This Executive Order enables CDHS to respond to the pandemic and undertake efforts to prevent or contain the spread of the virus.