One additional death due to the coronavirus has been reported in Boulder County, bringing the county’s total to 56.
It had previously been reported at 56, but a correction to a hospital record made on Tuesday had lowered it — for 24 hours — by one. That correction is erased by the latest fatality.
Additional data released Thursday by Boulder County Public Health showed that Longmont continues to have both the highest number of confirmed and probable cases in the county, at 419, but also the highest rate of infection, at 436.5 people per 100,000.
Lafayette has just 74 cases, but the second-highest rate of infection in the county, at 235.6 per 100,000 residents. Neighboring Louisville is reported to have 48 cases and a infection rate of 226.6. Boulder, the county’s most populous city, is up to 229 positive and probable COVID-19 cases, at an infection rate of 215.1
In unincorporated Boulder County, there have been 62 reported cases, and a 139.5 per 100,000 infection rate.
Countywide, the number of probable and positive cases stood Thursday at 877, with 155 people requiring hospitalization, and 337 people reported as recovered. County epidemiologists have 160 disease investigations ongoing.
County health officials stressed on Thursday that testing is now widely available in Boulder County.
“Now that we have adequate supplies we hope residents who have symptoms of COVID-19, have contact with someone who is positive, or who is an essential worker will consider getting tested,” Boulder County Public Health medical officer Dr. Chris Urbina said in a statement.
“Testing can help quickly identify people with the illness and ensure they’re safely separated from others to prevent spread of the disease at home or work. Early testing also helps to identify anyone who was in close contact with the infected person so that they too can quickly and safely be separated from others to stop disease spread.”
Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms can be tested. Also,…
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