The numbers reported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Sunday, May 31:
· 26,378 cases
The number of cases includes people who have had a test that indicated they were positive for COVID-19. The number of cases also includes epidemiologically-linked cases — or cases where public health epidemiologists have determined that infection is highly likely because a person exhibited symptoms and had close contact with someone who tested positive. The number of epidemiologically-linked cases represents a very small portion of the reported cases.
· 4,347 hospitalized
· 1,181 deaths
On May 15, the CDPHE announced it would differentiate between deaths caused directly by COVID-19 and those in which the person had the disease. The number does not reflect changes since May 23. The previously official reported number was 1,445.
· 183,947 people tested
The total number of people tested may not include all negative results.