Health Department: Third Death From Covid-19 in Pueblo County

April 7, 2020 – The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment announced today a third death of a Pueblo County resident related to COVID-19. A 59-year-old man, who had previously been reported as a positive case in Pueblo County, has died from the virus. An additional positive COVID-19 case of a 28-year-old female was also announced for Pueblo County.

Pueblo County now has a total of 46 confirmed positive cases among Pueblo County residents. Seven additional positive cases are from individuals residing in other counties (one from Alamosa, one from Crowley County, one from Huerfano County, one from Douglas County, one from Fremont County, one from Rio Grande, one from Custer County).

There have been 434 tests administered in Pueblo County. There have been 371* negative results with 7 tests results still pending, and three tests unable to be read and determined unsatisfactory. To date, three Pueblo County residents have passed away.

*Note, negative test results reflect only those reported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and do not include those negatives results from tests administered through private labs.

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