Boulder County Public Health reported one new death from the new coronavirus Saturday as the number of cases crossed the 900 mark.
As of Friday, there were 15 people hospitalized with the disease, down significantly from a peak of 68 in mid-April.
Boulder County Public Health also reports that as of Friday, there were 47 ventilators for critical adult patients and 42 ventilators for non-critical adult patients available around the county. There were four coronavirus patients discharged Friday, as well.
Of the 903 county residents who have tested positive or are considered probable cases, 156 have been hospitalized with the virus, while 348 have recovered. There are also 161 disease investigations currently in progress, per Boulder County Public Health.
Statewide, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that 1,327 people have died from COVID-19, the same number reported Friday. There is some lag in reporting numbers to the state agency.
The number of cases rose to 23,964, while the number of people that have been tested is being reported as 147,744.
That number may jump up quite a bit, with Gov. Jared Polis recently setting a goal of testing 10,000 people per day statewide. Polis also announced this week that COVID-19 testing is now available for free to anyone with symptoms.
A Friday executive order issued by the governor also eliminated copays for coronavirus testing for Medicaid recipients. It also increased the state’s Medicaid home health workforce.
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