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Last updated on Jan. 15, 2021 at 8:24 a.m.

COVID-19 IN COLORADO

The latest from the coronavirus outbreak in Colorado:

  • MAP: Cases and deaths in Colorado.
  • TESTINGHere’s where to find a community testing site. The state is now encouraging anyone with symptoms to get tested.
  • VACCINE HOTLINE: Get up-to-date information.

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The Colorado Sun is tracking coronavirus cases in Colorado in an effort to ensure citizens know when the disease has reached their communities and how prevalent it is. We update this page periodically.

The first two cases in the state were announced on Thursday, March 5, 2020. We now know, however, that the disease may have arrived in Colorado as early as January.

Health officials are testing thousands of people each day in order to track and try to slow the spread of the virus.

Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in an effort to best respond to the situation. Since then, he has issued dozens of executive orders to try to slow the spread of the virus.

There are at least 1,103,720 people who have tested positive for the virus in Colorado or are considered positive cases because they have symptoms of COVID-19 and are a close contact of someone who has the disease.

At least 1,663 people with confirmed coronavirus infections are currently hospitalized.

As many as 11,003 people who have caught the virus died.

At least 4,280,667 people have received a first coronavirus vaccine dose in Colorado and at least 3,852,766 are fully immunized.


See our legacy map, updated from 3/5/2020-3/26/2020 here.

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Coronavirus cases in the U.S., globally

Below you will find maps and charts from The Associated Press showing the number of coronavirus cases across the U.S. and world.










Updated at 4:26 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020: This story has been updated to correct inaccurate information provided to The Colorado Sun from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Updated at 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020: This story has been updated to correct inaccurate information provided to The Colorado Sun from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Updated at 4:17 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020: This story has been updated to correct inaccurate information provided to The Colorado Sun from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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