The University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday listed 41 additional coronavirus cases on their online dashboard that returned from 178 tests on Wednesday, while Boulder County counted 47 cases on Thursday.
Since August 24, the first day of class, the university has registered 174 positive cases from 1,119 diagnostic tests. As of Wednesday, 35 of the university’s 249 isolation spaces are in use.
The 41 cases reported by CU Boulder come after an outbreak was reported in its Pi Beta Phi chapter. State data shows eight residents tested positive for the virus and one resident is likely.
Former student adviser Linda Ibsen said all members living in the home were quarantined last Friday, while members living outside the home are not. No strangers are allowed in the house, he said.
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Ibsen said the majority of members living in the home have been and continue to be tested, although “by law, we cannot require women to be tested.”
“We are confident that we are managing this according to CDC guidelines and in partnership with Boulder County Public Health,” he said. “We will continue to monitor our members living in the chapter house and to implement security measures in the facility.”
The university’s dashboard shows that 2,374 people have taken screening tests so far this week, out of a total of 10,272 since August 24. Those who receive a positive result from the screening test are then directed to take a diagnostic test.
The dashboard also reveals that 16 people tested positive for campus medical services during the move week, August 16-22, bringing the total since CU Boulder began tracking cases for the fall semester to 190.
The county’s 47 cases bring the total to 2,621. Of these, 198 were hospitalized and 951 recovered. 199 disease investigations are underway and the death toll remains at 79.
Of the county’s cases, 861 fall into the 20-29 age group. CU Boulder positive tests are compiled into county numbers if that person is a resident of the county.
The five-day average of new cases per day is 28.6, and the health department said in a tweet Thursday that “this is to be expected when large numbers of new residents move into the community.”
“The good news is that the five-day moving average of positive COVID-19 test results remained stable at only 2.5%,” the tweet states.
The five-day average of new cases increased today. This is to be expected when large numbers of new residents move into the community. The good news is that the 5-day moving average of positive COVID-19 test results remained stable at only 2.5%. Data: https://t.co/Jc7cHHv0UW pic.twitter.com/49pBvyMUwm
– Bo Co Public Health (@bouldercohealth) September 10, 2020
Data updated Thursday shows that 59,655 county residents were tested, with 4.01 percent positive results. The average five-day percentage of positive cases is 2.5.
Across the state, there were 60,185 positive or probable cases. There were 1,979 deaths among the cases and of these there were 1,889 deaths due to the coronavirus. There were 7,186 people hospitalized. Of Colorado’s approximately 5.7 million people, 760,610 people have been tested for the virus.
Boulder County cases by age:
- 0-9: 57
- 10-19: 368
- 20-29: 861
- 30-39: 297
- 40-49: 298
- 50-59: 278
- 60-69: 178
- 70-79: 139
- 80+: 108
Some data may be missing due to ongoing investigations into the disease and delays in reporting, the health department says.