Coronavirus in Colorado, April 11: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

Colorado health officials believe at least 55 people living in residential and non-hospital health care facilities had died from COVID-19 as of April 5. On that date, Colorado officials said there had been 140 coronavirus-related fatalities in the state — making those 55 deaths 39% of the total COVID-19 fatalities at the time, the Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed.

Here’s a list of 59 Colorado nursing homes and health care facilities have coronavirus outbreaks.

On Saturday we learned that early data from the City and County of Denver shows black Denverites have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. Of Denver’s 1,152 people with confirmed infections, 13% have been black, though the city’s black population stands at 8%.

And on the economic front, self-employed people and gig workers are waiting for the state to finish reprogramming its system to let them apply for benefits. Aside from the rare freelancer who paid unemployment premiums for themselves, those two groups had never had access to unemployment relief before Congress passed the more than $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill on March 27.

Remember, all Coloradans have been asked to wear non-medical masks when outside their homes to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Want to know how to make one? There’s plenty of ideas floating around in our coronavirus-focused Facebook group.

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Here are the updates from April 10.


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