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.

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.

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Comments (3)
  1. mike marotts says:

    I think it’s time for the US, CO if the US doesn’t act, to declare a lock down as the Chinese did in Wuhan and now Italy, in order to stop the virus from spreading at the rate it did in both those places.

  2. S says:

    Lots of events going on this weekend March 14th-17th in downtown Denver, meetings at convention center, NYC Dance Alliance, “huge” volleyball tournament, Rocky Mtn Conference, St Patrick’s Day parade, these will all bring in record thousands to our state from all over the country.

  3. jay johnson says:

    Its here folks, prepare accordingly. DMV in Douglas County just notified staff that known exposure has happened at local facilities. Basically, these people brought the virus to our state, have broken (or broke) quarantine and are actively spreading the virus in Denver now.

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