New confirmed virus cases tied to Colorado retail locations

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Women wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, walk in the city centre, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Turkish authorities have made the wearing of masks mandatory in three major cities to curb the spread of COVID-19 following an uptick in confirmed cases since the reopening of many businesses.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

DENVER (AP) — As nursing home infections decrease, Colorado health officials say more people are contracting COVID-19 in retail locations, such as stores and restaurants.

The Denver Post reported that outbreaks in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes contributed to a high death toll in March and April, but the state health department reported that there was only one new outbreak in such a facility in the last week of June compared to multiple at retail locations. A state spokesman says the number of outbreaks could reflect a combination of workplaces reopening and increased testing.

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