4/18/20 Daily Update

TODAY’S UPDATE

There are two positive cases to report today. Seven additional individuals were tested and two tests results came back as negative. We know this has been a long several weeks, we want to remind everyone that while the end date may be in sight, it is still important to take precautions. You will see a slight change in reporting data–the public health team felt it was important to see both the daily figures and total negative and positive data as well. We recognize that data is a very important part of this pandemic and we are doing our best to provide you with the most accurate and timely information we have. Please remember that this situation is changing rapidly, and the data is the most accurate information at that time of posting.

As a reminder, the Emergency Operations Center is receiving reports that individuals are not calling 9-1-1 or visiting the Emergency Department at the hospital due to fears of COVID-19. Along with Western Colorado Regional Dispatch Center, the Emergency Department at Montrose Memorial Hospital is still here to care for your needs. The Emergency Department is safe and available 24/7 to care for the community. Please stay home, 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
72 7 6

 

Age Range Number of Cases
20-29 9
30-39 5
40-49 11
50-59 12
60-69 15
70-79 12
80-89 9
90-99 1

 

Male Female
34 40

 

Patients Self-Reported to Public Health as “Recovered” from COVID-19 Symptoms
14