Lisa Merck stands in the doorway of her home in Crested Butte on March 14, 2020, where she is quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. Merck, a nurse practitioner, was sick for weeks before she was tested and diagnosed with the disease. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A Crested Butte woman came home from Hawaii with sniffles. Then she found out it was coronavirus.

Lisa Merck, a nurse practitioner, was sick for weeks before she was finally tested for COVID-19. “It didn’t even cross my mind,” she told The Colorado Sun of having the life-threatening disease.

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Colorado coronavirus deaths jump to 44 as confirmed cases surpass 2,000

Among the new deaths were three in El Paso County, which has now seen at least 10 people die from COVID-19

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Colorado’s mountain hospitals “in good shape” with absence of tourists

The reduction in patients has been attributed to the closure of ski areas, which are typically packed with spring break visitors this time of year

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“I have to stand on faith”: A Denver pastor is critically ill with coronavirus. His wife is also sick with the disease.

The Rev. Terrance "Big T" Hughes – co-pastor at New Covenant Christian Church/Alpha Omega Ministries Disciples of Christ in Denver – is critically ill with COVID-19.