Public Health officials announced today that a resident of a Boulder County long-term care facility has died due to complications from the coronavirus.

According to a Saturday news release from Boulder County Public Health, the person, who was in their 90s, is the third Boulder County resident to die from the disease.

“Sadly, COVID-19 has taken the life of another member of our Boulder County community. Let’s do all we can to slow the spread of this insidious virus to prevent the loss of more of our beloved family, friends, and neighbors,” said Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Public Health director, in the release. “We can do this. It’s not too late. Please take as many precautions as you can.

“Stay home, keep away from others, cover your nose and mouth when out of the house, wash your hands, clean and disinfect, and you will help save lives.”

Health officials had previously reported that four long-term care facilities in Boulder County had outbreaks. Three residents of The Bridge at Longmont tested positive and were hospitalized as of earlier this week, while two residents of the Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder and one resident of Balfour Retirement Community in Louisville tested positive and recovered.

Chana Goussetis, spokesperson for Boulder County Public Health, also told the Daily Camera earlier this week that three people who live or work at Boulder Manor in Boulder have also tested positive for COVID-19.

At the request of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Boulder County Public Health is considering one case in a long-term care facility to be an outbreak, given the severe risk to residents.

Goussetis said Saturday that the agency was not able to reveal at which long-term care facility the county’s third coronavirus victim had lived.

“While no visitors have been permitted at long-term care facilities since March 13, we urge anyone coming into these communities for work or to deliver needed items to wear…

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