Colorado’s COVID-19 deaths hit 971 with 397 critical care ventilators in use

Testing has confirmed 19,703 cases of novel coronavirus in Colorado, and 971 deaths, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

About 104,077 people have been tested for COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the agency, which releases new data daily.

The actual number of COVID-19 cases in the state is estimated to be several times higher than the number confirmed by lab testing.

So far, Colorado’s medical facilities have not been overwhelmed by patients. On Sunday, about 573 people were hospitalized and 49 had been discharged or transferred to lower levels of care during the past 24 hours. Critical care ventilators in use numbered 397 with 675 ventilators available.

The state is tracking 190 outbreaks at nursing homes, factories, prisons and other group settings.

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