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With Gov. Jared Polis’ stay-at-home mandate set to shift to “safer at home” on Monday, counties across Colorado are grappling with how much leeway they should give to reopening businesses, while weighing the serious life-and-death risks that less social distancing might entail. Read the full story from Sam Tabachnik and Conrad Swanson.
As of Friday, the latest coronavirus case count stood at 664 confirmed deaths with more than 12,200 positive COVID-19 cases and 866 people currently hospitalized.
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Here are the updates from April 24.
- 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.
- 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
- These Colorado counties have extended their stay-at-home orders
- “My body, my choice”: Inside Colorado’s growing anti-shutdown movement
- Colorado Latinos grapple with increased risk of coronavirus infections
- Startup incubator aims to help veterans, military members chart own course
- Small businesses at starting gate for round two of the Paycheck Protection Program
- Some remote workers in Colorado will return to a different world next month
- From caution to defiance, Colorado counties differ on whether to accept shift to “safer at home”
Nation and world
- In Trump’s shadow, Congress-at-home eyes reboot during coronavirus
- AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s baseless theories on coronavirus
- Demand rising for delivery robots amid coronavirus
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When the pandemic first hit, the hospitals flooded with people suffering from sniffles or colds, thinking they caught the virus, they said. But now, patients have gone out of their way to avoid the hospitals.
Colorado health officials on Saturday revised the state’s coronavirus fatality numbers, decreasing by two the number of people who have died from complications of the COVID-19 respiratory disease.
As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing some lockdowns, while fears of infection made even some pandemic-wounded businesses reluctant to reopen.
Leaders of some Colorado municipalities and counties have expressed concerns about loosening restrictions just yet, noting they’re either not satisfied there’s enough testing and contact tracing yet, or their jurisdictions have not yet seen a sufficient decrease in new coronavirus infections.