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How many people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Routt County?

Editor’s note: This page will be updated daily with the latest information.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Fifty-nine people in Routt County have now tested positive for COVID-19, according to county officials.

The county’s first case was confirmed March 20, affecting two out-of-state visitors who have since recovered and have been released from quarantine.

In Routt County:
1,748 tests administered
59 confirmed cases
2 active cases
58 recovered
6 deaths

In Colorado:
24,269 cases
4,128 hospitalized
60 counties
153,683 people tested
1,333 deaths among cases
1,088 deaths due to COVID-19
266 outbreaks 

COVID-19: Follow our coverage

Before immediately heading to the hospital, people who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 have several resources, including:

  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is providing a phone line to answer questions from the public about COVID-19. Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911 or email cohelp@rmpdc.org for answers in English and Spanish, Mandarin and more.
  • UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center offers Ask-A-Nurse, a 24/7 call line staffed by registered nurses who can assess symptoms and provide advice on seeking care. In Routt County, Ask-A-Nurse can be reached by calling 970-871-7878.
  • Virtual Visits can be done from the comfort of your home and only require a computer or tablet with a working webcam, speakers and microphone, or a smartphone.
  • If patients are experiencing severe symptoms or having difficulty breathing, they should visit the hospital’s emergency department.

Take precautions in everyday life:

  • Frequently and thoroughly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you’re sick and keep your children home if they are sick.
  • Clean surfaces in your home and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
  • Be calm but be prepared.
  • Employees at businesses and customers ​are required to wear a mask, according to a Routt County public health order.


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