5/21/20 Daily Update


Montrose County Public Health has two positive cases today and 52 negative cases to report. The county is waiting to hear back from the state in regard to the variance application. As a reminder, the Safer at Home order is in effect until a variance is approved.

Please note that contact tracing has indicated that community spread is the cause 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.

This data is provided by Montrose County and represents the most accurate information for the county at this time.

Additional cases were added to the county’s total that meet the definition of a probable case according to the state; however, the county has testing resources and was able to test those individuals. The results were negative and as such will not be counted towards the county’s total.

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


COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized at MMH Positive Cases Reported as “Self-recovered” from COVID-19 symptoms
1 114


Age Range Number of Cases
0-9 1
10-19 5
20-29 22
30-39 23
40-49 22
50-59 21
60-69 21
70-79 14
80-89 10
90-99 1


Male Female
68 72