5/12/20 Daily Update


Montrose County Public Health has zero new cases to report today and three negative cases. Tomorrow, the Board of County Commissioners and Board of Health will host a joint special meeting at 4pm to consider a data-driven variance application for Montrose County from statewide public health and executive orders. The variance application is being reviewed by multiple stakeholders, and the final wording is subject to revision prior to signature. In summary, the variance asks for limited capacity opening of restaurants, gyms, and churches. The final draft is available here: Montrose County Variance Application Draft.

We all play a part in helping stop community spread and reducing the number of cases of COVID-19 in the county, and we can do that by washing our hands, limiting social interactions, maintaining social distance, and wearing a mask when in public.

If you have questions, the Montrose County Public Health info line is available at 970-252-4545 in both English and Spanish.

As always, please keep regular appointments with your primary care provider to keep chronic conditions under control. If you need emergency medical help, the Emergency Department at Montrose Memorial Hospital is a safe place to go for care. They have precautions to keep patients safe and skilled medical care for emergencies.


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. Please note COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at MMH include both positive cases and suspected cases; as such, this number fluctuates daily as results are returned and patients discharged.

COVID-19 Cases in Montrose County COVID-19 Deaths in Montrose County
128, and *one presumptive/inconclusive result 11


COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at MMH Positive Cases Reported as “Self-recovered” from COVID-19 symptoms
6 94


Age Range Number of Cases
0-9 1
10-19 1
20-29 22
30-39 18
40-49 18
50-59 19
60-69 20
70-79 17
80-89 8
90-99 1


Male Female
61 66