Colorado Schools, Prisons Among Active COVID-19 Outbreaks
DENVER (AP) — Health officials in Colorado have reported a record-breaking 274 active coronavirus outbreaks this week at schools, restaurants, churches and other facilities across the state.
The Denver Post reported that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said the previous record high mark was set last week with 236 active outbreaks, and before that there were more than 200 in early June.
Officials say the largest ongoing outbreaks are predominantly concentrated in universities and prisons. The university outbreaks include previously reported cases linked to fraternities, dormitories and athletic teams.
Officials say there have been 119 new outbreaks in October, averaging 11 cases and one death each.