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Mar 15

Update on COVID-19 in Summit County - March 15

Posted on March 15, 2020 at 3:27 PM by Julie Sutor

We are working hard to get you the most up-to-date information. 

As of Sunday, March 15, CDPHE and Summit County Public Health have identified two presumptive positive cases of the COVID-19 virus. Results are pending for another 34 people who met the specific criteria for testing, and other cases are being evaluated. All of those patients have been instructed to remain isolated. Seven tests have come back negative.

PLEASE NOTE: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently released that there were three positive cases in Summit County. THIS IS INACCURATE. As of March 15 at 3:40 p.m., there are only two presumptive positive cases.    

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirms that the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Colorado to date is now at 131. The state lab has completed test results on 758 people since they started testing on Feb. 28.

Reminder: Social distancing and good hygiene really are the best ways to stay healthy, no matter what colds, flu or corona virus are spreading. Wash your hands frequently and sanitize frequently touched surfaces.

If you are feeling heightened stress or anxiety related to COVID-19, please call the Colorado Crisis Support: 844-493-TALK (8255), Text TALK to 38255 or visit

To learn more about the 2019 novel coronavirus, including symptoms and prevention, visit the State of Colorado’s COVID-19 webpage, which also includes a link to outbreak data from the CDC.

People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911, or email, for answers in English and Spanish.