Coronavirus

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Tennessee's Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey confirmed the state's first case of the new coronavirus. (NIAID-RML via AP)

There are now 27,814,064 coronavirus cases in the U.S. and 489,942 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The latest COVID-19 numbers in Colorado (Updated on Feb. 17):

- 416,174 cases, including 58,034 in Denver County

- 2,510,639 people tested

- The number of deaths directly caused by COVID is 5,656 while the number of deaths among patients who had COVID at their time of death, including those who died of other causes, is 5,838. That number includes 753 deaths in Denver County 

- 1.40% fatality rate in the state

- At least 829 active outbreaks

The latest local COVID-19 news:

- Denver ethics board dismisses complaint against Mayor Michael Hancock over Thanksgiving travel during COVID-19 warning. 

- Colorado courts struggle through delays to trials, cost-cutting related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

- Winter storm delays COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Colorado and several other states, officials report. 

- Gov. Jared Polis extends Colorado's disaster declaration for another 30 days over the COVID-19 pandemic. 

- Coloradans flock to clinics across Denver metro to receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite bitter cold. 

- Colorado nears its goal of vaccinating the bulk of 70-and-older residents against COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis says.

- Denver sees its ‘greatest drop’ in COVID-19 rates as Mayor Hancock announces enhanced vaccination efforts.

- The new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could double Colorado's weekly dosage allotment, officials say. 

- Around 61% of Colorado residents are still reluctant to travel one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, AAA study finds. 

- Colorado to receive an additional 27,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this month, but supply struggles continue. 

- Gov. Jared Polis throws cold water on Denver's request to increase COVID-19 vaccine priority for the city's homeless residents. 

- Denver officials reiterate their desire to vaccinate homeless residents, citing the disproportionate COVID-19 impact. 

- Colorado Democrats call for party to censure John Hickenlooper over his vote on COVID-19 stimulus payments. 

- Report: Colorado’s economic improvement since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic might be slowing down. 

- Think forecasting COVID-19 in Colorado was tough in 2020? It will be tougher in 2021, experts say. 

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