DENVER — There are now 45 active COVID-19 outbreaks at Colorado colleges, universities and K-12 schools.
That's according to the weekly outbreaks report distributed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). As of this writing, 60 staff members at schools across the state have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, in addition to 2,108 students.
The majority of the student cases are at CU Boulder, which has 1,527 confirmed student cases of COVID-19. That's a slight increase from last week, when the university reported 1,503 student cases.
Colorado State University in Fort Collins is a new addition to this week's outbreak list, with 375 confirmed student cases of the virus according to CDPHE's data. It is the second-largest school-related outbreak in the state.
CSU provided a statement about the outbreak on Thursday morning:
"In response to recent news stories, Colorado State University wants to be very clear - CSU does not currently have a new, single COVID-19 outbreak of 375 students, and has never had an outbreak of that size. The data on the CSU dashboard (https://covid.colostate.edu/) are an accurate reflection of all known current cases associated with all employees and students. The dashboard is updated continuously. It is our understanding that just this week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment changed the way cases are reported since the beginning of the pandemic, making CSU cases appear differently than they had previously appeared in the state reporting system."
At this time, the university’s cumulative COVID-19 case number since May is 468, including faculty and staff. This reflects students who live on and off campus, as well as faculty and staff, and includes tests administered by CSU and from all other known sources reported, including county testing sites, private physicians and pharmacies.
No deaths have been tied to the COVID-19 outbreaks at Colorado schools as of this writing.
Additional new outbreaks have been reported at restaurants, grocery stores and even the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team, where 17 staff members have confirmed cases of COVID-19, CDPHE said.
Keep reading for a look at COVID-19 outbreak information by category. It's worth mentioning that CDPHE categorizes an outbreak as two or more cases, and that numbers are cumulative -- meaning that the case count doesn't equal how many people are sick at once.
INTERACTIVE MAP: COVID-19 outbreaks in Colorado
SCHOOLS AND CHILDCARE
Twenty-three of the 45 COVID-19 outbreaks at schools in Colorado are at colleges and universities.
Seven of the outbreaks are at fraternities and sororities at the University of Denver, according to the data.
The spreadsheet below includes all of the active outbreaks at Colorado schools.
There are another 14 active COVID-19 outbreaks in childcare centers across Colorado. A total of 29 staff members and 26 attendees have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in these outbreaks, according to the data.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 254 outbreaks at healthcare facilities in Colorado. According to the latest CDPHE data, 36 of those are still listed as active.
RESTAURANTS AND GROCERY STORES
There are 17 active COVID-19 outbreaks at Colorado restaurants, according to the data. A total of 50 restaurant employees have tested positive for COVID-19 during those outbreaks.
No outbreaks include numbers for attendee cases.
There are four active COVID-19 outbreaks at Colorado grocery stores. Those are at:
King Soopers #1
Address: 1331 Speer Blvd., Denver
No. of employee cases: Three
Address: 6400 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster
No. of employee cases: Three confirmed, two probable
King Soopers #90
Address: 1725. Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater
No. of employee cases: Two
King Soopers #114
Address: 15051 E. 104th Ave., Commerce City
No. of employee cases: Eight confirmed, 36 probable
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