Colorado Coronavirus Update: More Than 3,500 New Cases Reported

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Over the past week, more than 3,500 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Colorado, according to public health data. As of Thursday, 42,314 people have been infected with the coronavirus in our state among 467,726 people who have been tested since the outbreak began, health officials confirmed. Around 6,149 people have been hospitalized, and the death toll has reached 1,645.

Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order July 16 that mandates Coloradans wear masks when they are in all indoor public spaces. The announcement was made amid growing pressure from many Colorado business owners and lawmakers to issue a statewide face covering mandate. The mask order applies to everyone over the age of 11.

The governor also announced a two-week pause on state-issued variances for counties and municipalities that are seeking to ease public health guidelines.

Here's a breakdown of cases and deaths in each county:

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Graphs courtesy of Colorado Department of Public Health. Data set posted Thursday.
Graphs courtesy of Colorado Department of Public Health. Data set posted Thursday.


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