Latest COVID-19 Statistics and more from Boulder and Larimer County

See also comments by Gov. Jared Polis

Boulder County Public Health COVID-19

COVID Update 8/31/20
Links to “Today’s Statistics”
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Our COVID worksheet for State, Larimer County and Estes Park has been updated here — unfortunately still with increases. There is one case increase in Estes Park this past week — an 11-year-old boy.

Of course, we rarely have any context in which to understand the cases in our community. And if persons do not have an Estes Park address, but contracted the virus here, we will never know that. How is it possible for us to make reasonable decisions if we have no details or context?

Nationally, in less than a month (from August 6 to August 28) we have added 1,000,000 more cases (from 4.9 million to 5.9 million) and over 22,000 deaths (from 160,000 to over 182,000 now). As we’ve stated before, our country has 4% of the world’s population, but we have 24% of the world’s cases and 22% of the world’s deaths.

The above materiel was provided by Vicky Henry, EVVOTEBLUE 8/31/20

The link to the Boulder County COVID-19 statistics is here. There are a multitude of statistics and diagrams; the most sought after information is summarized here:

Illness & Recovery
Boulder County Public Health is notified of Boulder County residents who test positive for COVID-19. The information below only represents individuals who have tested positive or are considered probable for COVID-19. There is confirmed community-wide spread in the community so it is likely that many more Boulder County residents have or have had the illness.

Number of Individuals Cases in Boulder County
Updated: August 31 at 3 p.m. (Graphs are updated on Mondays and Thursdays.)

Tested Positive or considered Probable for COVID-19, to date==* 2,316==
Hospitalized due to COVID-19, to date== 196
Recovered== 909
Disease investigation currently in progress==** 152
Deceased with COVID-19==* 79

Number of PCR (diagnostic) COVID-19 Tests Among Boulder County Residents, to Date==42,952
Overall Percent Positive Tests (PCR only)==4.14%
Current Five-day Average Percent Positive (PCR Tests only)==1.7%

*Some data may be missing due to ongoing disease investigations and reporting delays.
**Does not include disease investigations currently in-progress within long-term care facilities.

The highest bracket for contracting the virus is 20 to 29 years of age = 756. The next highest are: 10 to 19 (238), 30 to 39 (289), 40 to 49 (283), 50 to 59 (269). However, the people most likely to be hospitalized due to the virus is in the senior age category.

Lyons remains at six confirmed cases (which is high for a population of approximately 2,000 people).

COVID-19 testing

==Governor Jared Polis
See separate article on the governor’s latest announcements, including new TESTING SITES, and new government and school programs.

Forty percent of people with the virus do not have symptoms.
The virus lingers in the air longer and for a greater distance than previously stated.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Hospitals are accessing new treatments to speed recovery that were unknown back in spring.
Many people coming out of recovery continue to suffer for months with ongoing conditions like loss of hearing or taste, difficulty walking or talking, and memory loss.
Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Go to the Center for Disease Control to learn the facts and stop the myths.
Please wear a face mask as much as possible, wash your hands and much-used surfaces, and social distance six to eight feet. Stay safe!

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Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Lyons Recorder ~~ Over the past thirty years, award-winning journalist Kathleen Spring has written for numerous newspapers, magazines and online media, often including her own relevant photographs. She specializes in profiles, history and other research, and promotion of local Lyons events and senior activities. She also teaches creative writing workshops. Work experience prior to concentrating on writing and Journalism was in Business Administration, including setting up and running a number of businesses, located in offices or online.

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