Coronavirus in Colorado, May 21: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 – The Denver Post

Yesterday, Gov. Jared Polis and health officials announced that three children in Colorado are suspected of contracting a rare inflammatory disease believed to be tied to coronavirus. Children’s Hospital Colorado is investigating the potential cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C.

Meanwhile, Colorado health officials on Wednesday reported 1,299 people have died with COVID-19 in their systems, and that death-certificate data shows 1,001 fatalities were due to the virus.

Throughout the day, we will share the latest coverage from Denver Post journalists on the coronavirus outbreak on this page. Also, bear in mind The Denver Post relies on support from its readers to provide this in-depth coverage of the coronavirus outbreak, so please consider buying a subscription if you haven’t already.

Here are the updates from May 20.

What’s new

  • More than 3 weeks into safer-at-home, Colorado leaders see promising signs — but are girding for the long fight
  • Nearly 39 million have sought U.S. jobless aid since virus hit, with more than 25,000 claims in Colorado last week
  • Colorado’s K-12 budget: Does COVID-19 suddenly make the unpalatable possible?


  • More symptoms, no slam-dunk drugs: What we now know — and still don’t know — about the coronavirus
  • These Colorado cities and counties require masks be worn in public places
  • These Colorado counties have extended their stay-at-home orders
  • 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

The numbers

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