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Colorado passed 400 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday as the number of outbreaks of the disease at long-term care facilities — like nursing homes and senior-care centers — continues to grow.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports there have been at least 411 fatalities from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

There are more than 9,400 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Colorado, though health officials warn there are likely thousands more infected but who haven’t been tested.

More than 44,600 people have been screened for the virus. About 845 people who have confirmed infections were hospitalized through Saturday afternoon.

Deaths among residents of nursing homes and senior-care centers are driving coronavirus fatalities in Colorado. There are outbreaks of the virus at 107 of those such facilities.


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.


The deaths by county are:

  • Denver – 74
  • Arapahoe County – 62
  • Weld County – 61
  • El Paso County – 49
  • Jefferson County – 26
  • Adams County – 33
  • Boulder County – 17
  • Douglas County – 15
  • Larimer County – 12
  • Montrose County – 7
  • Pueblo County – 6
  • Eagle County – 6
  • Chaffee County – 4
  • Gunnison County – 3
  • Teller County – 2
  • Routt County – 2
  • Pitkin County – 2
  • Out of state – 2
  • Morgan County – 2
  • Montezuma County – 2
  • Garfield County – 1
  • Broomfield County – 2
  • Alamosa County – 2
  • Unknown county of residence – 1
  • Summit County – 1
  • Ouray County – 1
  • Logan County – 1
  • Kit Carson county -1
  • Elbert County – 1
  • Delta County – 1
  • Crowley County – 1

Coronavirus continues to spread in Colorado, but officials say they are seeing a leveling off of infection rates and hospitalizations. Gov. Jared Polis’ statewide stay-at-home order is set to expire April 26, which is less than 10 days away.

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Jesse Paul is a Denver-based political reporter and editor at The Colorado Sun, covering the state legislature, Congress and local politics. He is the author of The Unaffiliated newsletter and also occasionally fills in on breaking news coverage.

A Colorado College graduate, Jesse worked at The Denver Post from June 2014 until July 2018, when he joined The Sun. He was also an intern at The Gazette in Colorado Springs and The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, his hometown.

Jesse has won awards for long form feature writing, public service reporting, sustained coverage and deadline news reporting.

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