Daily Camera (Boulder)

Boul­der County records 36 new cases

- By Brook­lyn Dance and Katie Lang­ford Health · Coronavirus (COVID-19) · College · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · Higher Education · Boulder · Colorado · University of Colorado · Boulder County · University of Colorado at Boulder · St. Vrain Valley School District · Boulder Valley School District

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.

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