As of Saturday, March 21, there are no positive cases of coronavirus, COVID-19, in Delta County that have been reported to the health department, according to the Delta County Health Department.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), as of March 21, there are 475 positive cases in Colorado. A total of 4,550 people have been tested. As of March 21, there have been five deaths and 49 people hospitalized. There has been one positive case in Montrose County; one case in Mesa County; and 18 in Gunnison County.
Delta County Memorial Hospital recommends that community members take the CDC's recommended precautionary measures:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
COVID-19 information and guidance are changing quickly. For more information, visit covid19.colorado.gov. Call the Delta call center taking COVID-19 questions at 970-874-2172. The call center is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. More information can also be found at the DCI website at deltacountyindependent.com.