DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment identified two additional presumptive positive cases of coronavirus on Monday afternoon. Hours later, at around 8:30 p.m., officials announced the newest presumptive positive case out of Arapahoe County.
This brings the latest total number of cases to 12.
One of the new cases is a female in her 70s in Eagle County with no known contact with an infected person, but does have a recent history of travel in the U.S.
Another is a female in her 30s in Denver with no known contact with an infected person. CDPHE states the woman has recent U.S. travel history.
The latest case is a female in her 30s out of Arapahoe County. The CDPHE says Tri-County Health Department is handling the case. They say she recently returned from travel to India. She is in quarantine at her home.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The CDPHE state lab identified a total of two new presumptive positive cases, based on 21 tests completed between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
— Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (@CDPHE) March 9, 2020
This is in addition to the Monday morning case of COVID-19 in Larimer County.
All the cases are considered presumptive until the Centers for Disease Control verifies the tests.
The indeterminate case is a female in her 70s in Denver with no known contact with an infected person, but does have a recent history of travel in the U.S.
Additional Information from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:
- Practice good hygiene. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, use hand-sanitizer; use your elbow or sleeve to cover coughs and sneezes
- Stay home if you’re sick; keep your children home if they are sick. The illness can last for many days so make preparations now to work from home if possible.
- We advise Coloradans to always be prepared for an emergency– like a large snowstorm– and have a plan for your family. Make sure to have 72 hours of key supplies on hand like medications, infant formula, diapers, pet food, etc. FEMA guidance for pre-pandemic COVID-19 preparedness is available on Ready.gov.
- Stay informed with reliable, up-to-date information. People who have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019, can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.