5/15/20 Daily Update


Montrose County Public Health has one new case today and 78 negative cases to report. The increase in negative cases is from recent data for saliva testing. Since May 6th, the hospital has been collecting saliva specimens for COVID-19 testing–to date, 131 individuals were tested and 60 have returned as negative. The negative results are being reported in today’s report and will be included in all results moving forward.

Please note that contact tracing has indicated that community spread is the case of several recent cases. The public is encouraged to continue to take precautions: wash your hands, limit social interactions, maintain social distance, and wear a mask when in public when you cannot maintain at least 6′ separation.

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.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases includes +IgG (person has had COVID-19 at least 14 days ago) and +IgM (the person has a recent infection) antibody results. Several primary care providers are able to complete antibody testing in Montrose County; please contact your doctor for more information.

Negative test results may not include results from private labs, as they are not always reported to public health. The actual negative test result may be much higher.

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


COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at MMH Positive Cases Reported as “Self-recovered” from COVID-19 symptoms
2 109


Age Range Number of Cases
0-9 1
10-19 2
20-29 23
30-39 18
40-49 22
50-59 19
60-69 20
70-79 17
80-89 8
90-99 1


Male Female
63 69















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