Two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado this afternoon

DENVER, March 10, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) state lab identified two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, based on testing results from this afternoon. To ensure expedience on reporting out presumptive positives, the state will provide overall testing statistics as soon as we are able on the website

The positive cases are:

Case #1

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 50s
  • County of residence: Jefferson

Case #2

  • Sex: Female 
  • Age: Teenage
  • County of residence: Denver

Local public health agencies are leading these investigations and will provide additional details as necessary to protect public health. The investigations are ongoing.

An update:  Earlier we reported a presumptive positive case as a woman in her 40s from Gunnison County. She is from Denver County with ties to Gunnison County.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting colorado.gov/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus

Se registran 2 nuevos presuntos casos de COVID-19 en Colorado

DENVER, Marzo 10, 2020: El laboratorio del Departamento de Salud y Medioambiente de Colorado (CDPHE) identificó 2 nuevos presuntos casos de COVID-19, basados en exámenes llevados a cabo durante la tarde.  Para asegurar la rapidez en los casos presuntamente positivos, el estado proveerá todas las estadísticas de las pruebas en la medida de lo posible en este website

Los casos son:

Caso #1

  • Hombre en sus cincuentas
  • Condado de residencia: Jefferson

Caso #2

  • Adolescente sexo femenino
  • Condado de residencia: Denver

Las agencias de salud pública están llevando a cabo estas investigaciones y proveerán detalles adicionales para proteger la salud pública.  Estas son investigaciones en curso. 

Actualización: un presunto caso positivo originalmente identificado como una mujer en su cuarentas reside en el Condado Denver y no en el Condado Gunnison como se reportó originalmente. Tiene conexión con el condado de Gunnison. Manténgase informado en la página colorado.gov/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus

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Two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado this afternoon

Two new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado today

DENVER, March 09, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) state lab identified two new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, based on 21 tests completed between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today.

Additionally, there was one case that resulted in two separate indeterminate results; this means that the test did not provide conclusive results. Per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, CDPHE must send that test to the CDC for additional testing. Out of an abundance of caution, CDPHE will treat that individual as a positive case until we receive conclusive results. 

The positive cases are:

Case #1

  • Female in her 70’s 
  • County of residence – Eagle
  • Exposure: no known contact with an infected person, but does have a recent history of travel in US.

Case #2

  • Female in her 30’s
  • County of residence – Denver
  • Exposure: no known contact with an infected person and no recent travel.

The indeterminate case is:

  • Female in her 70’s
  • County of residence – Denver
  • Exposure – no known contact with an infected person, but does have a recent history of travel in US.

These cases are in addition to one presumptive positive case announced this morning, for a total of three new presumptive positive cases on March 9 and one indeterminate case being treated as positive until CDC can confirm results. 

For total numbers of cases to date in Colorado, visit the CDPHECOVID-19 Fast Facts Page.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting colorado.gov/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus

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Se registran dos nuevos presuntos casos de COVID-19 en Colorado

DENVER, Marzo 9, 2020: El laboratorio del Departamento de Salud y Medioambiente de Colorado (CDPHE) identificó 2 nuevos presuntos casos de COVID-19, basados en 21 exámenes llevados a cabo entre las 10:00 a.m. y 2:30 p.m. del día de hoy.  

Adicionalmente, se registró un nuevo caso derivado en dos resultados separados indeterminados, esto significa que el examen no dió resultados conclusivos.  De acuerdo a los lineamientos del Centro del Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), CDPHE debe de enviar los resultados de las pruebas al CDC para exámenes adicionales.  Como medida de prevención, CDPHE debe de tratar a cada individuo como un caso positivo hasta que se reciban los resultados finales.

Los casos positivos son:

Caso #1

  • Mujer en sus setentas. 
  • Condado de residencia – Eagle
  • Exposición: Desconocido contacto con persona infectada y tiene historial de viaje reciente. 

Caso #2

  • Mujer en sus treintas
  • Condado de residencia- Denver
  • Exposición: Desconocido contacto con persona infectada y no tiene historial de viaje reciente. 

El caso indeterminado es:

  • Mujer en sus setentas
  • Condado de residencia- Denver
  • Exposición: Desconocido contacto con persona infectada y si tiene historial de viaje reciente.

Estos casos son adicionales al caso presuntamente positivo anunciado esta mañana, lo que suma un total de 3 nuevos presuntos casos positivos en marzo 9 y un caso indeterminado que ha sido tratado como positivo hasta que el CDC pueda confirmar los resultados. 

Para el total de casos en Colorado, visite the CDPHECOVID-19 Fast Facts Page.

Manténgase actualizado en colorado.gov/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus

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Two new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado today

Six additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado, at least five have recently traveled internationally

Date: Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 4:50 pm
Subject: Release: Six additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado, at least five have recently traveled internationally

DENVER, March 6: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s state lab had six additional presumptive positive tests today; at least five of the cases had an international travel history. The state is coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on flights that may have had a COVID-19 case.  

The health department is releasing the following information about the six additional cases of COVID-19 in Colorado. 

As of March 6, 2020, eight cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Colorado:

Denver County

  • One case in a man in his 40s. The investigation is ongoing. 
  • One case in a woman in her 70s, exposed during international travel.

Douglas County

  • One case in a school-aged female, exposed during international travel.
  • One case in a woman in her 40s, exposed during international travel. 
  • One case in a woman in her 70s, exposed during international travel. 

Eagle County

  • One case in a woman in her 50s, exposed during international travel. 

El Paso County

  • One case in a man in his 40s. The investigation is ongoing.

Summit County

  • One case in a man in his 30s, an out-of-state resident who was exposed during international travel or through contact with an out-of-state case.

This week, the state laboratory expanded testing guidelines to ensure early detection– and slow down and limit transmission. 

“The increase in positive tests is not unexpected, and based on the experience of other states, the public health and health care systems have been preparing for additional cases,” said Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan.  

When cases test positive, the individual and their close contacts like family members and roommates are asked to voluntarily “isolate” (isolation is in the case of a person with a positive COVID test) or “quarantine” themselves (quarantine is if there is a suspected exposure), while the state or local public health agency work to identify other possible contacts. Public health agencies can issue individual quarantine and isolation orders requiring individuals to remain at home for a certain period of time. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and local public health agencies began to issue orders yesterday with the announcement of positive cases.

Per protocol, local public health agencies are acting as the lead investigator on cases involving people who reside within their jurisdictions and will provide information as necessary and appropriate to protect the public’s health. The state will provide technical assistance to counties and will act as the lead investigator on any cases that occur in Colorado but involve residents of other states or countries.  The department will update numbers on our website and provide daily media summaries over the course of the coming days. 

COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People who have sustained contact within six feet of an infected individual are most at risk of transmission.

The department continues to work closely with the CDC and public health agencies across the state and is committed to protecting the health and safety of Coloradans. Health officials advise Coloradans to stay informed, take simple disease prevention measures, and prepare. 

• Practice good hygiene. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, use hand-sanitizer; use a tissue or your elbow or sleeve to cover coughs and sneezes
• Stay home if you’re sick; keep your children home if they are sick. Talk to your employer about working from home if possible.
• We advise Coloradans to always be prepared for an emergency and have a plan for your family. Coloradans can visit the CDC’s website for more information on how to create a plan.
• Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date information. People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019, can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (???), and more. Coloradans can also visit the CDC and CDPHE websites for more information on best practices.
• If you have upcoming travel plans, visit the CDC’s website for latest travel information.

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Six additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado, at least five have recently traveled internationally