The latest coronavirus numbers in Colorado -

- 3,342 cases across 50 counties

- 620 hospitalized

- 18,645 people tested

- 80 deaths, including 14 deaths in El Paso County

- 17 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities

(Check more of the latest numbers from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment here.) 

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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. 


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