By The Numbers | Coronavirus in Colorado

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The latest coronavirus numbers in Colorado (Updated on April 23):

Thursday

(*NOTE: This summary from the Colorado state health department only includes data through 4/22)

– 11,262 cases, including 798 cases in El Paso County

– 2,237 hospitalized

– 56 counties

– 52,324 tested

– 552 deaths, including 55 in El Paso County

Wednesday

(*NOTE: This summary from the Colorado state health department only includes data through 4/21)

– 10,878 cases, including 774 cases in El Paso County

– 2,123 hospitalized

– 56 counties

– 50,645 tested

– 508 deaths, including 54 in El Paso County

Tuesday

(*NOTE: This summary from the Colorado state health department only includes data through 4/20)

– 10,447 cases, including 744 cases in El Pas County

– 2,003 hospitalized

– 56 counties

–  48,704 tested

– 119 nonhospital healthcare facilities with outbreaks

– 486 deaths, including 53 in El Paso County

Monday

(*NOTE: This summary from the Colorado state health department only includes data through 4/19)

– 10,106 cases

– 1,880 hospitalized

– 56 counties

–  47,466 tested

– 113 nonhospital healthcare facilities with outbreaks

– 449 deaths

Sunday

-9,730 cases (731 in El Paso County, 24 in Teller County)  

-1,813 hospitalized

-46,196 people tested

-111 outbreaks 

-422 deaths (49 in El Paso County, 2 in Teller County) 


Saturday

  -9,433 cases (721 in El Paso County, 18 in Teller County)

  -1,797 hospitalized

  -56 counties

  -44,606 people tested

  -411 deaths (49 in El Paso County, 2 in Teller County) 

  -107 outbreaks


Friday 

  -9,047 cases (708 in El Paso County, 18 in Teller County) 

  -1,755 hospitalized

  -57 counties

  -43,307 people tested

  -391 deaths (49 in El Paso County, 2 in Teller County) 

  -93 outbreaks


Thursday

  -8,675 cases

  -1,693 hospitalized (689 in El Paso County, 17 in Teller County) 

  -56 counties

  -41,830 people tested

  -374 deaths (48 in El Paso County, and 2 in Teller County) 

  -100 outbreaks


Wednesday

  -8,280 cases

  -1,636 hospitalized

  -56 counties

  -40,533 people tested

  -357 deaths

  -83 outbreaks

Check more of the latest data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment here.


Timeline of the outbreak 

Dec. 31 2019: COVID-19 first detected in Wuhan, China 

Jan. 20:  First case reported in the U.S.— a 35-year-old man in Washington State

March 5: Colorado’s first positive case of COVID-19 reported in Summit County.

March 6: El Paso County has its first positive case of COVID-19

March 10. Gov. Jared Polis declares a State of Emergency in Colorado 

March 13: El Paso County has its  first coronavirus-related death 

March 14: Polis orders temporary closure of Colorado ski resorts

March 16: Polis orders the statewide closure of gyms, movie theaters, and dining rooms in bars and restaurants.  

March 18: Polis orders closure of all Colorado schools to in-person learning March 23-April 17.  

March 19: Public health order closing bars, restaurants, theaters, gyms and casinos extends to April 30. Nonessential personal services facilities (spas, salons) as well as horse track and off-track betting facilities statewide also ordered closed. 

March 20: Rocky Mountain National Park closed to the public amid coronavirus concerns. The park is one of the busiest in the country. 

March 25: Gov. Jared Polis announces the statewide stay-at home-order, which has since been extended to April 26.

March 27: President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the coronavirus epidemic.

March 28: Gov. Jared Polis secured major disaster status for Colorado, which is now eligible to receive additional federal resources to help address the coronavirus.

April 5: One month after the first two coronavirus cases were reported in Colorado, the state had 4,950 cases confirmed across 54 of the state’s 64 counties, including 140 deaths. El Paso County continues to lead the state in deaths with a total of 25.

April 7: MeadowGrass Music Festival, scheduled for May 22-24, has been postponed until May 28-31, 2021.

April 13: New data released by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that black Coloradans make up an outsized number of coronavirus cases and deaths. Full story here.

April 19: The number of Coloradans killed this past week is more than four times the normal number of weekly flu and pneumonia deaths. Read more here.


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