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.
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.
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Here are the updates from April 10.
- Coronavirus timeline: An in-depth look at COVID-19 in Colorado
- Colorado coronavirus map: Where are cases being reported?
- Do I have the coronavirus? Here’s what to do if you’re not sure.
- What we know now: Updates to your coronavirus questions, a month after COVID-19 was confirmed in Colorado
- Colorado coronavirus housing FAQ: Resources for renters and homeowners
- How social distancing works and what it means for you
What’s new today
- Colorado confirms 274 coronavirus-related deaths as outbreaks at nursing homes increase
- As many as eight COVID-19 deaths at Aurora assisted-living facility
- Nearly 40% of coronavirus deaths in Colorado linked to nursing homes, long-term care facilities
- These 59 Colorado nursing homes and health care facilities have coronavirus outbreaks
- Black Denverites have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, early data shows
- In Colorado, untold numbers of gig workers, self-employed wait for federal aid
- 2020 Easter services switch from sunrise gatherings to private moments at home
Nation and world
- Melania Trump is having a moment during coronavirus pandemic
- U.S. death toll overtakes Italy’s as Midwest braces