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Colorado reports 109 virus cases at Winter Park Resort

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 17:32:15-05

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has reported 109 cases of the coronavirus at the Winter Park Resort in Grand County.

The outbreak was first declared on Jan. 23 and accounts for more than 6% of the 1,700 employees at the ski resort, the Denver Post reported.

Grand County Health did not report the positive cases to the state until this week, the Post reported.

Grand County Health and the Winter Park Resort issued a joint statement that said the cases have not been traced to interactions with visitors but were connected to “social gatherings outside of the workplace and congregate housing.”

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested. Studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.