Coronavirus in Colorado, June 8: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

The nation is in its second week of protests over the police killing of George Floyd while a pandemic is still going on. In Colorado, testing has ramped up while case numbers and deaths trend downward. On Sunday, the latest number of hospitalized reached a post-peak low. To date, a total of 4,485 people have been hospitalized in Colorado with only 207 patients currently in hospitals.

There was no change Sunday to either the number of people whose deaths have been directly attributed to COVID-19 (1,274) or the number of people who had COVID-19 and died, but their deaths may or may not have been due to the virus (1,527).

That, however, does not mean nobody in Colorado died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. There’s a lag in reporting deaths, particularly those whose deaths are ruled to have been directly caused by the coronavirus.

In addition, it generally takes two to three weeks for virus spread to start showing up in the data, meaning the effect of the protests won’t be known for several more weeks.

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What’s new

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  • Denver’s COVID-19 infection and death rates surpass a flattening Weld County
  • “No transparency, no communication”: Inside Colorado’s wild fight for PPE in the pandemic’s early months
  • “Pandemic within a pandemic”: Coronavirus and police brutality roil black communities


  • Denver’s free COVID-19 testing at Pepsi Center now open to anyone who may have been exposed
  • These Colorado grocery stores, retail outlets and restaurants have coronavirus outbreaks
  • More symptoms, no slam-dunk drugs: What we now know — and still don’t know — about the coronavirus
  • Frequently asked questions about coronavirus in Colorado
  • Coronavirus timeline: An in-depth look at COVID-19 in Colorado
  • Colorado coronavirus map: Where are cases being reported?
  • Colorado unemployment FAQ: How to apply, details about missing PINs and more
  • Do I have the coronavirus? Here’s what to do if you’re not sure.
  • Colorado coronavirus housing FAQ: Resources for renters and homeowners
  • How social distancing works and what it means for you
  • Inside Colorado’s growing anti-shutdown movement

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