COLORADO — The statewide total of COVID-19 cases stands at 26,378 as of Sunday afternoon, with 1,445 deaths among people who had the virus. Of those, 1,181 are directly due to COVID-19. To date, 4,347 people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic.
Check here for the latest update on the number of cases, the age, gender and location of presumptive positive, indeterminate and confirmed cases from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Colorado Springs and Pueblo have both set up hotlines for people to call with questions about COVID-19. In Colorado Springs, call 719-575-8888 or the United Way 2-1-1 hotline. In Pueblo, call 719-583-4444.
Below, we're updating this blog with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Colorado.
Sunday, May 31
4 p.m. | Latest COVID-19 numbers in Colorado
183,9471 people tested
1,445 deaths among cases
1,181 deaths due to COVID-19
Find the latest information from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment here.
3 p.m. | Gov. Polis signs two executive orders
Governor Jared Polis took further action to address the COVID-19 pandemic Sunday. He signed two executive orders.
The Gov. signed one order that extends the temporary suspension of certain statutes concerning taxpayer filing requirements for certain taxable property. You can read the full order here.
Polis also signed an order that allows food trucks to operate at rest areas to support the movement of commercial vehicle activities. You can read the full order here.
Friday, May 29
President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States is "terminating its relationship" with the World Health Organization. Trump previously announced a freeze on funding to the WHO, saying that his administration was assessing "the WHO's role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus."
UCHealth is now offering COVID-19 testing and antibody tests for anyone in Colorado. The COVID-19 PCR test (nasal swab) can determine if someone is currently sick with the novel coronavirus and is appropriate for someone who has symptoms of the virus. The antibody test (blood draw) can determine whether someone has been exposed to or been sickened from the virus in the past.
On Friday morning, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) announced that it will allocate up to $275 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CVRF) to local governments across the state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an extensive list of guidelines on how schools can reopen this fall safely.
President Trump said Thursday that he would extend the deployment of the National Guard, which is helping in COVID-19 efforts in Colorado and around the country, into August following bipartisan pressure from Colorado’s governor and members of Congress, and from lawmakers across the country.
The City of Colorado Springs has already cut $20 million from this year's budget as leaders brace for drops in sales tax revenue. More than half of the money the City spends each year comes from sales and use taxes. The most recent report on that revenue from March shows a 14% drop compared to the same month in 2019.
Click here for the latest update on the number of cases, the age, gender and location of presumptive positive, indeterminate and confirmed cases from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.