Larimer County Tops 4,000 COVID-19 Cases, Remains High Risk Area
Larimer County is running the risk of being put under tough restrictions that were previously imposed at the beginning of the pandemic.
According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the Larimer County Department of Health added 87 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday (Nov. 1).
The new cumulative tally of confirmed and probable cases in the county reached 4,363 on Sunday, while the list of suspect cases remained at 502.
As a result of the added cases over the weekend, Friday (Oct. 30) and Saturday (Oct. 31) have become the two largest days for the amount of reported positive tests since the beginning of the pandemic - bringing in 167 cases on Friday and 102 on Saturday. The third highest day of reported positive cases was Sept. 24, which brought in 90 cases.
Among the 87 new cases, 40 were found in Fort Collins, 28 in Loveland, six in Berthoud, five in Timnath, three each in Windsor and Estes Park and one each in Bellvue and Wellington.
The youngest case is an 8-year-old girl from Estes Park, and the oldest case is a 78-year-old Berthoud woman.
The Larimer County Department of Health website tracks risk factors daily that lead to its overall score, ranking them green for low risk, yellow for medium and red for high risk.
Larimer County is currently a high risk area due to factors including the amount of reported cases within a 24-hour period, the amount of cases per 100,000 people, and the percentage of intensive care unit beds currently in use.
On Sunday (Nov.1), Larimer County reported 103 new cases within the previous 24 hours, 277 cases per 100,000 and 91% of intensive care unit beds in use across all conditions.
For more information, visit larimer.org/coronavirus.