Additionally, there are three new cases of coronavirus in Colorado.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency to "help our state more effectively contain the spread of COVID-19 and avoid greater disruption."
The governor also announced that three new cases have sprung up in Colorado, stating, "We fully anticipate in the coming days ... that there will be more cases."
There's now a total of 15 cases of the coronavirus in Colorado, with the first two cases being announced last Thursday. On Monday, new cases were reported in Denver, Arapahoe, Eagle, and Larmier counties.
According to reports, 298 tests for coronavirus have been tested in the state, with 12 of those being "presumptive positive" and one "indeterminate" result, which is being treated as a positive. Any tests that come back positive at the state level are called "presumptive positive" until those results are sent to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for an official confirmation.
"The top priority is to expand testing capacity in Colorado so eventually we can reach the point where anyone who is exhibiting flu-like symptoms can be tested," said Polis.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will be offering free testing at the Lowry Facility, which is located at 8100 E. Lowry Boulevard in Denver, starting on Wednesday, March 11. However, in order to participate in the testing, a doctor's note is required.
CDPHE will start free COVID-19 testing at the LOWRY FACILITY at 8100 E. Lowry Blvd in Denver. You NEED a doctor's order to get tested. #COVID19Colorado— Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (@CDPHE) March 10, 2020
Officials at CDPHE ask that the public does NOT come to the main offices in Glendale.
Starting tomorrow, we will start testing at the LOWRY FACILITY. Please DO NOT come to the main CDPHE offices in Glendale. https://t.co/u71PJl7Qwc— Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (@CDPHE) March 10, 2020
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