Positive Cases Rise in Chaffee County

Chaffee County Public Health Confirms Twelve Positive Cases and Two Probable Positive Cases of COVID-19

Chaffee County Public Health has been made aware of its twelfth positive case, along with two probable positive cases who have not been tested but who came into contact with a positive case and are now symptomatic, of COVID-19 this morning. There has been one death of a Chaffee County resident due to COVID-19 at the time of this report. Chaffee County Public Health is investigating these cases, as appropriate, and issuing letters with isolation requirements, as well as obtaining a timeline and list of people and places the positive cases came into contact with.

The gender/age of the cases are as follows:

22 year old male

38 year old male

43 year old male

46 year old male

57 year old female- probable, not tested

59 year old male- probable, not tested

61 year old female

67 year old male

68 year old male

69 year old male

72 year old male

72 year old female

80 year old female

83 year old male

As case volume increases, Chaffee County Public Health will only be updating the community on the number of positive and probable positive cases on a regular basis, not gender and age. More detailed information will be provided on a weekly basis.

As of 3.27.20, Chaffee County had submitted 137 tests, 87 had come back as negative, 8 had come back as positive (that number has increased to 12 over the weekend), 1 is considered a probable, and 41 were pending (that number has decreased to 37 over the weekend).

Dan R

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