4/22/20 Daily Update

TODAY’S UPDATE

There are two positive results and 17 negative results today. A total of 32 individuals were tested for COVID-19 through both the county’s testing site and local healthcare providers. This week, the Montrose County Public Health team has trained several clinics to provide safe and competent collection of specimens for COVID19 testing. We will see more and more testing from community clinics in the next days to weeks. At this time, testing is safe and easy at primary care clinics who are offering this service. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call your primary care provider and they can direct you to testing if you meet criteria. If you do not have a primary care provider, several local providers are accepting new patients.

Montrose County, public health officials, and local officials are working on a plan for reopening Montrose County. The county will begin discussing phases of the plan tomorrow afternoon on Facebook live at 3:30 pm at fb.com/montrosecounty. Montrose County Public Health is also formalizing guidance for phase one of the return to work for local employers. This information will be released to employers this week.

The Emergency Operations Center is receiving reports of families needing access to the internet for schooling and resources. Please consider utilizing the Montrose Regional Library parking lot as a location to access free public wifi. Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles to maintain social distancing.

Please continue to take precautions: wear a mask if you are working or have to go out in public, wash your hands, and sanitize common surfaces. Also, please keep regular appointments with your primary care doctor to keep chronic conditions under control. Most importantly, if you are sick please stay home, treat your symptoms, and call a doctor if your symptoms worsen.

 

DATA & TESTING INFORMATION

Montrose County Public Health has a test site available for individuals who meet criteria to be tested. In order to be tested, please CALL your primary care provider.

COVID-19 Cases in Montrose County COVID-19 Deaths in Montrose County COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at MMH Positive Cases Reported as “Self-recovered” from COVID-19 symptoms
81 , and *one presumptive/inconclusive result 9 13 30

 

Age Range Number of Cases
0-10 1
20-29 11
30-39 5
40-49 13
50-59 13
60-69 15
70-79 14
80-89 8
90-99 1

 

Male Female
36 45