COVID-19 Briefing: Mesa County sees highest single day case increase

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Mesa County Public Health and area hospital directors provided an update on COVID-19 in Mesa County Thursday.

It’s the first time all these medical leaders have gathered in about four months– when the county’s first COVID-19 case appeared.

The briefing focused on the current case count in Mesa County and the importance of community precautions like wearing a mask and washing your hands.

“As of yesterday, our cumulative case count was 215 cases, we have had 85 new cases in 14 days which is 40% of our total, which obviously means we have had an increase.” – Jeff Kuhr, Mesa County Public Health

Jeff Kuhr also says Mesa County broke its daily case increase record with 14 new cases Wednesday.

There was also hopeful discussion on getting a COVID-19 test results lab in Mesa County, which could shorten the turn around time of getting test results back. Right now, Mesa County residents are getting COVID-19 test results back in 2 to 7 days.

“We may open up a results center for western Colorado, that would be great for us… we will hear about that shortly.” – Jeff Kuhr, Mesa County Public Health

All medical professionals who spoke today also want to remind you to get vaccinated for the flu as that season approaches. And, some good news, all area hospitals say they are well stocked with personal protective equipment and have plenty of room for any COVID-19 surges.

See the full briefing live stream on Mesa County Public Health’s Facebook page here.

See Mesa County’s COVID-19 case data here.

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