Garfield County reports first death of person with COVID-19
A woman in her 70s who tested positive for COVID-19 died Saturday, a news release from Garfield County Public Health reports.
The release states the woman “had other significant health conditions” and that the county “extends deep condolences to the family members of the woman for their loss.”
No other information about the woman was available Saturday.
Pitkin County has reported two deaths related to the coronavirus, a 94-year-old man and a 55-year-old man.
County public health urged people to continue practicing social distancing and to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19.
Garfield County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 came March 14. As of Saturday, there were 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The total number of positive cases is unlikely to represent how widespread COVID-19 is in Garfield County, as testing is being made available only for those who are critically ill in a high-risk group where diagnosis would benefit treatment.