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Colorado COVID-19 cases continue to rise, 1st death reported

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Published: Mar. 13, 2020 at 3:16 PM MDT
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The total number of presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Colorado is up to 101 as of Saturday afternoon. There have been 24 new cases confirmed overnight.

The state has completed about 800 tests in Colorado.

Below is a breakdown of the cases by age and county, according to the state health department.

Age of individuals:

• 20s – 4

• 30s – 5

• 40s – 5

• 50s – 5

• 60s – 2

• 70s – 2

• 80s – 1

County of residence:

• Adams - 3

• Arapahoe – 3

• Denver – 5

• Eagle – 4

• El Paso – 1

• Gunnison - 2

• Jefferson – 2

• Mesa - 1

• Pitkin – 1

• Weld - 1

• Out of state - 1 (Currently located Denver County)

Resident/Visitor:

• Residents: 23

• Visitors: 1

Gender:

• Female: 11

• Male: 13

Last Update March 14th at 8 a.m.

The state health department says a woman, who was in her 80s and lived in El Paso County, is the first reported death from COVID-19 in Colorado.

Health officials say the woman had underlying health conditions.

As of Friday afternoon, that there were 77 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Colorado.

In a statement Governor Polis said, "While we were expecting this day, it doesn't make it any less difficult to hear and share this news. As a state we are in mourning and our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of the Coloradan we lost."

According to the state health department, about 600 people in Colorado have been tested for COVID-19.

Additional information on COVID-19:

According to the CDC, the most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath.

If you believe you have symptoms or might have been exposed, call your health care provider for guidance about being tested.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the best thing people can do is stay informed and take everyday actions to protect themselves and their family.

Make sure you wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if you haven't washed your hands. Health officials say it's also important to stay home if you are sick and to keep your kids home if they are sick.

If you have questions about COVID-19, you can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.

You can also visit the state public health web page at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus or the CDC's website at.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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