The Fremont County Department of Public Health on Tuesday announced one new positive COVID-19 case, bringing the total in Fremont County to nine.
The new case is a 57-year-old female, according to the daily update.
As of Tuesday, there have been 194 negative tests and four pending labs. To date, 204 people have been tested and one test was unable to be read and determined inconclusive.
The Health Department says numbers may not add up because Fremont County residents being tested outside of the county. The department only receives information from other counties if a resident tests positive.
Fremont County health officials: COVID-19 peak likely in summer
During a Facebook Live update Monday, officials said the number of COVID-19 cases likely will peak in the state in mid-May, but it could be later in Fremont County.
“That’s probably going to be due to restricting and loosening up some of the public health orders and people traveling more,” said Fremont County Public Health Director Emma Davis. “We are projecting that Fremont County will see more cases later May through June and July.”
Dr. Tori King, Fremont County’s Medical Officer, said Colorado as a state has done a good job of flattening the curve, but flattening the curve means moving the disease along and having to deal with it longer.
For information about COVID-19, call the Fremont County Information Hotline at 719-276-7421 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday or the CO HELP Hotline at 1-877-462-2911. Updates or changes in guidance will be posted to https://www.facebook.com/FCDPHE/ and https://www.covid19.colorado.gov.