5/22/20 Daily Update

TODAY’S UPDATE

Montrose County Public Health reports two positive cases today and 35 negative tests. At this time, the county’s variance application is still pending. Please note that the State (CDPHE) has added cases (from April) to the county’s total number of cases because the state feels they meet the definition of a probable case (see FAQ). These additional cases are being reflected on the state’s data; however, the county has testing resources and was able to test those individuals in April. The individuals in question (and the additional death) were all tested and received negative COVID-19 results. As such, the county will not count them in its reported total of cases. The data represented below is provided by Montrose County and represents the most accurate information for the county at this time.

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.

From the Montrose County School District: Kindergarten registration is now open for families with children who will turn five years old by August 1st. Visit www.mcsd.org for instructions regarding online kindergarten registration; families with limited or no internet access can call (970) 249-7726 to schedule alternative registration arrangements.

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.

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. 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.

 

COVID-19 Cases in Montrose County COVID-19 Deaths in Montrose County
142, 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 23
30-39 24
40-49 22
50-59 21
60-69 21
70-79 14
80-89 10
90-99 1

 

Male Female
68 74