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Workers set up for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment first community testing center for COVID-19 at the state lab on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Denver, Colo. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.

The latest coronavirus numbers in Colorado -

- Colorado Case Summary (Note: This summary only includes data through 4/6 and does not reflect cases since then)

  • 5,429 cases
  • 1,079 hospitalized
  • 54 counties
  • 28,094 people tested
  • 179 deaths
  • 44 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities

- 5,172 cases across 54 counties, including 441 cases in El Paso County

- 994 hospitalized

- 26,875 people tested

- 150 deaths, including 28 in El Paso County and 1 in Teller County

- 41 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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