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County spikes from 11 to 15 COVID-19 cases

June 16, 2020 - 16:54
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Late this afternoon after The Citizen went to press, the county received confirmation of 4 new positive COVID-19 cases.


The first 2 cases are residents of the City of Eagle Lake.  Females, both in the age range of 50 to 60.  The next 2 cases are also females living in the unincorporated area of the county with 1 case age range 50 – 60 and the other case age range 40 – 50.  All of the patients are recovering at home. 


Although contact tracing has not been completed, county officials state it has been identified that family spread and travel may be the sources of spread.


Current Colorado County numbers:


TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES:                                        36

TOTAL NUMBER OF RECOVERIES:                            21

TOTAL NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASES:                         15


TOTAL NUMBER OF FATALITIES:                              0


Today the Governor gave an update as to the availability of hospital beds, ICU status, and surge capacity in the various hospital systems in the state.  As for Colorado County, both hospitals are open and at present do not have any COVID-19 patients in ICU or isolation.


Colorado County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Chuck Rogers said, "Please continue to stress all the protective measures and don’t let our guard down.  As testing continues to increase, employers requiring testing to re-enter the workforce, travel to the various attractions and camps located here, and other requirements, we have the potential to see additional numbers, but we cannot let this sway us from our mission to stop the 'creep"”.