Daily Camera (Boulder)
Boulder County records 36 new cases
Boulder county recorded 36 coronavirus cases Friday, while the University of Colorado Boulder reported two new cases — marking a continued decline in the virus’s spread at the university since it surged in September.
CU Boulder has reported 1,099 positive cases on campus, with 20 campus isolation spaces currently in use. The campus conducted 861 monitoring tests and 79 diagnostic tests on Thursday.
St. Vrain Valley School District launched a coronavirus dashboard Thursday that reported 31 cases to date. No new cases showed Friday morning, but Friday afternoon the dashboard was updated to “reflect only active confirmed positive cases,” it states. There are 11 active cases.
Boulder Valley School District spokesman Randy Barber said a coronavirus dashboard is in the works.
“We know our families are eager for updated information about COVID-19 cases in BVSD. We are in the process of building a dashboard, in collaboration with our partners in public health, to provide transparency,” Barber said.
Barber noted all notifications sent to families concerning the virus are available on the district’s website.
Boulder County’s 36 new cases bring the total to 4,784 cases. There have been 215 hospitalizations and 81 deaths, and there are 259 disease investigations in progress.
County data shows a steady decline in cases per day since Sept. 20, when 207 cases were counted in the 24-hour period.
“With the tremendous efforts of young adults in Boulder, we have seen a significant drop in the rate of new cases in people 18-22 since the first Gatherings Order,” Boulder County Public Health tweeted Friday, referring to the order issued Sept. 24 halting gatherings of Boulder residents between ages 18 and 22. “If this continues, 18-22s in Boulder could be able to meet with larger groups by Tuesday.”
Statewide, there have been 76,619 positive or probable cases. There have been 2,103 deaths among the cases, and of those, there have been 1,998 deaths because of the coronavirus. There have been 7,855 people hospitalized. Of Colorado’s roughly 5.7 million population, 995,817 people have been tested for the virus.