4/17/20 Daily Update


Today’s report includes fives positive cases, as well as 21 negatives. Additionally, tonight’s report includes another death. This is a case from early April. Montrose County Coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield, M.D., concluded that this individual’s death was not caused by COVID-19, although this person tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are COVID-19 cases and as such should be reported if a death occurs regardless of the cause of death. 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.



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 14
70-79 12
80-89 8
90-99 1


Male Female
33 39


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