On March 5, 2020, Gov. Jared Polis announced a Summit County visitor was Colorado’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19.
DENVER — Sunday marked three years since the first known COVID-19 case in Colorado.
Colorado’s first COVID-19 case was confirmed on March 5, 2020, when Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced that a Summit County visitor had tested positive.
Since March 5, 2020, there have been 1,761,324 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado.
There have been 14,909 deaths due to COVID-19 in Colorado over the last three years, while 76,147 have been hospitalized, according to the State of Colorado.
The state’s COVID-19 dashboard says there have been 21,219,609 administered COVID-19 tests and 12,544,921 administered vaccine doses.
Colorado health officials said 78% of Coloradans have been immunized with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Those who have passed are not forgotten and are a constant reminder of the impact this virus has had on our community,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “I’m so proud of those who’ve stepped up to help in the past three years, from front line workers to those who masked up to protect themselves and other, and all the people who have received their COVID-19 vaccine. To date, 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Denver. Each vaccine is an affirmation of the hope we have for the future health of our city.”
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