There are five additional positive cases to report today–three came in late Saturday and two more cases today. Sadly, we are also reporting on two additional COVID-19 related deaths today as well: an 81-year-old male (COVID-19 positive) and 86-year-old male (COVID-19 presumptive positive//inconclusive). Both individuals had pre-existing medical conditions. The 86-year-old met criteria for testing, was tested, and the result recently came back to the county as a presumptive positive/inconclusive result. Unfortunately, the individual died before a re-test could be ordered. In Montrose County, if a test is returned as a presumptive positive or inconclusive result, if the individual still has symptoms, then he or she is re-tested. Additionally, today’s results show the first juvenile case of COVID-19 in Montrose County.
Governor Polis addressed the state today and announced the Stay at Home order will expire at midnight on April 26th. He encouraged “Safer at Home” measures to achieving 60-65 percent physical distancing. Individuals who are able to work from home and stay at home are encouraged to do so. Even though the order will be soon lifted, COVID-19 is still in our community. 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.
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