Las Animas County sees three new COVID-19 cases; Huerfano County has three as well

(January 6, 2020)- Public Health has confirmed three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and three additional COVID 19 cases in Huerfano County. As of today, Huerfano County has a total case count of 289 with 10 active cases and 18 deaths. Las Animas County has a total case count of 703 with 202 active cases and 7 deaths.

The 3 cases in Las Animas County includes individuals in their teen’s ranging up to their 40’s.

The 3 cases in Huerfano County includes individuals in their 30’s ranging up to their 70’s

Public health nurses are continuing case investigations and are notifying those in close contact.

Las Animas and Huerfano Counties moved into Level Orange in the State’s COVID-19 Dial Dashboard this week. The new level responsibly eases restrictions on businesses and allows them to re-open safely, following established disease prevention measures with a slight increase in capacity.

While this classification does bring looser restrictions, it’s imperative to remain vigilant and continue practicing prevention measures as we work to continue this progress in both Las Animas and Huerfano County’s. It’s also imperative to continue prevention measures such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, continuing to socialize just with people who live in your household, staying home when you are sick, quarantining when you have a known exposure to COVID-19, and avoiding large crowds.

FREE COVID-19 Community Drive Thru Testing Sites have been schedule

Huerfano County: January 6th, 7th and 8th from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Train Depot in Walsenburg

Pre-Registration Link: https://mako.exchange/scheduler/registration/?location=2403

More information can be found at: https://www.colorado.gov/la-h-health or athttps://covid19.colorado.gov/. You can also find information on Facebook at Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department.