Colorado Dept of Health & Environment

Summary: 

This afternoon Colorado just cut its reported #COVID deaths by almost 25% - from 1150 to 878. 

The number of deaths among people with COVID-19. This represents the total number of deaths reported among people who have COVID-19, but COVID-19 may not have been the cause of death listed on the death certificate. This information is required by the CDC and is crucial for public health surveillance, as it provides more information about disease transmission and can help identify risk factors among all deaths across populations.

The number of cases includes people who have had a test that indicated they were positive for COVID-19. The number of cases also includes epidemiologically-linked cases -- or cases where public health epidemiologists have determined that infection is highly likely because a person exhibited symptoms and had close contact with someone who tested positive. The number of epidemiologically-linked cases represents a very small portion of the reported cases.

Cases reported on April 23 were in part due to a large number of backlogged tests being received from Quest. 

Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2020