COVID-19 Latest: Mesa County sees 74 new cases in one day


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — As of October 22, 2020, Mesa County has seen 1,184 COVID-19 cases, representing the number of cases, both active and recovered, since the beginning of the pandemic.

That’s an increase of 74 positive cases since October 21.

812 of the total cases are recovered, leaving 372 active cases in the county.

182 of the total cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic are asymptomatic, identified through contact tracing.

Eight of the county’s cases are hospitalized and the county has recorded six deaths due to the virus.

The “Protect Our Neighbors” phase of reopening the county is currently under requires three things:

  • A COVID case count of 75 or lower over a two week period
  • Not to have a significant spike of cases in hospitals
  • For the test positivity rates to be below 5 percent

The county’s current two-week positivity rate is 3.7 percent, and in just one day, the county has nearly met the variance’s two-week case limit.

See Mesa County’s October 22 case data here.

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