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Sun. June 7, 5:00 p.m.

---Latest Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 28,001 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

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Update: Sunday, May 31, 4:30 p.m.

An additional 280 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Colorado, according to the state Department of Public Health and Environment, bringing the total to 26,378. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Courtesy of Bent County Public Health

UPDATE--Friday, May 22:

In an update on Friday, May 22, Bent County Public Health Executive Director Omer Tamir said the agency has concluded its investigation.

The individual at the care center tested positive on May 15, and upon a second test on May 18, tested negative.

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After a state representative and a rural county coroner raised questions about the way Colorado is reporting COVID-19 deaths, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment said Friday it has changed its practices.

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Updated: Sun., May 24, 4:30 p.m.

---Latest Data Shows More Than 24,170 Cases Of COVID-19 In Colorado---

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, there are more than 21,170 known positive cases of coronavirus in Colorado. This includes both people who have tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with those who tested positive and exhibited symptoms.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Updated: Sun., May 17 4:30 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 21,938 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

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Update: 4:05 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 21,232 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Hart Van Denburg / CPR News

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously supported a plan with strict rules to allow in-person dining at restaurants.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Update: 4:10 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 20,837 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

ANDEW HARNICK / CDC/AP

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Updated 4:30 p.m.

---Latest Statewide Data Shows More Than 20,470 Cases Of COVID-19 In Colorado---

There are 20,475 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who have tested positive for the virus and people who have exhibited symptoms, as well as having close contact with someone who tested positive.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Updated: 4:15 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 20,157 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Gov. Jared Polis, calling the restaurant an "immediate health hazard," has suspended the restaurant license of C&C Breakfast & Korean Kitchen in Castle Rock, a day after a video showing a packed dining room in defiance of public health rules.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Update: 4:15 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 19,879 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Update: 4:20 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 18,827 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

With all that's going on in the world right now, we wondered what life experience and family history might be able to tell us. As part of KRCC's Shortening the Distance project, producer Shanna Lewis got in touch with historian Carolyn Newman. She's 88 years old and has lived in the same house in Walsenburg for 60 years. 

A picture of a garden with white trellises with masks.
Courtesy of Cathleen Meadows

During this time of social distancing, finding ways to stay connected to the people in our lives is essential. Our project, "Shortening the Distance," focuses on how the people in our community are reaching out to their neighbors, friends and loved ones.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Update-4:40 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 18,371 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf / U.S. Air National Guard

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Update: 4:15 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 17,830 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

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Updated- 4:15 p.m.
 

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 17,364 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

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Updated 4:15 p.m.

---More Than 16,900 Known Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Colorado, According To The Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are more than 16,900 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado, according to the state Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms of the virus.

A photo of Ki Glynn, in a mask and a black t-shirt, surrounded by orange cheese blocks, making food during the pandemic.
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Updated 4:30 p.m.

Known Positive COVID-19 Cases Rise To 16,635 In Colorado

There are 16,635 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and exhibit symptoms. That's an increase of 410 cases since yesterday.

A long sidewalk surrounded on both sides by grass, ending in a playground with a large tree on the left.
Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Spaces Coalition

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Updated 4:30 p.m.

More Than 16,000 Known Positive Cases of Coronavirus In Colorado

There are more than 16,000 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and exhibit symptoms.

Abigail Beckman / KRCC

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Update: 4:00 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 15,768 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

A picture of the Blair Bridge Open Space, a long paved sidewalk in the foreground with mountains in the distance and a blue sky with smatterings of clouds.
Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Spaces Coalition

As Colorado Springs and El Paso County move into a safer-at-home model in line with state guidelines that eases some novel coronavirus-related restrictions, community officials are urging people to practice social distancing when using shared greenspaces. 

David Zalubowski / Associated Press

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---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 15,284 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

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Update-4:15 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 14,758 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

A photo the isolation shelter: a large auditorium with folks standing in a circle, wearing masks, with beds and tables along the walls.
Courtesy of Amber Ptak / Community Health Partnerships

The isolation shelter at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium for people experiencing homelessness and COVID-19 symptoms has seen around 30 people since opening April 5.

At this time, it's unknown if they were positive for the new coronavirus. Jennifer Mariano, director of homeless programs with Community Health Partnership, said the location recently received COVID-19 testing supplies, and will begin testing people this week.

David Zalubowski / AP

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Updated 4:15 p.m.

---Latest State Data Shows Over 14,300 Known Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 In Colorado---

There are over 14,300 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and are showing symptoms of the virus.

David Zalubowski / Associated Press

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Update: 4:15 p.m.
 

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 13,879 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

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