Grand County finds four new COVID-19 cases |

Grand County finds four new COVID-19 cases

Grand County Public Health reported four new cases of COVID-19 involving county residents on Wednesday.

With two new cases over the weekend, that brings the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the county up to 11 after it had remained level for nearly a month.

According to the health department, the new cases involve county residents “located throughout the entire county.” They were not discovered through surveillance testing, but were tested after showing symptoms.

The health department didn’t release any other details about the four new cases on Wednesday, but asked that people to continue practicing social distancing, wear face coverings in public and wash their hands frequently.

“GCPH is investigating each case and is contacting everyone with very close, prolonged contact with the infected people during the specific timeframe of exposure,” the county’s COVID-19 response team reported in its Wednesday night update. “The individuals deemed high risk have been ordered to quarantine themselves.”

County officials emphasized that they are following protocols put in place by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Controls and must adhere to patient protection laws.

People are also being advised to limit themselves to small groups and stay home they feel sick.

County officials revealed the sixth and seventh cases of COVID-19 involving county residents on Saturday and Sunday. This came after the fifth case was reported on April 22.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include information from the Grand County COVID-19 Response Team’s Wednesday night update.

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