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As of Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases in Colorado has surpassed 16,000 with 832 confirmed deaths. On Monday, Colorado will enter a new “safer at home” stage where officers will be allowed to reopen, bringing employees back in under strict guidelines.
More Coloradans have died from COVID-19 in less than two months than died in any of the recent flu seasons – which last almost two-thirds of the year, Meg Wingerter reports. Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 1.4% of people who get a typical seasonal flu need hospital care, but it appears 10% or more of those who get COVID-19 may need it.
Meanwhile, Aldo Svaldi reports that members of the Acacia Tenants Union in Denver are engaging in a rent strike and have posted banners saying “Don’t Pay May” and “Rent Relief Now” after failing to reach terms for rent relief with their landlord, Olive Bark LLC.
Throughout the day, we will share the latest coverage from Denver Post journalists on the coronavirus outbreak on this page. Also, bear in mind The Denver Post relies on support from its readers to provide this in-depth coverage of the coronavirus outbreak, so please consider buying a subscription if you haven’t already.
Here are the updates from May 2.
- Q&A: What are my rights during COVID-19?
- Colorado’s oil and gas country – and its people – suffer from twin hits to industry during coronavirus
- Meet the Children’s Hospital Colorado doctor who fought off coronavirus and returned to the front lines
- Colorado safer-at-home: Here’s what can open Monday
- George Brauchler: Colorado should brace for a crime wave
- NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic
- As lockdowns ease, some countries report new infection peaks
- With pressure growing, the global race for a coronavirus vaccine intensifies
- These Colorado counties have extended their stay-at-home orders
- Frequently asked questions about coronavirus in Colorado
- Coronavirus timeline: An in-depth look at COVID-19 in Colorado
- Colorado coronavirus map: Where are cases being reported?
- Colorado unemployment FAQ: How to apply, details about missing PINs and more
- Do I have the coronavirus? Here’s what to do if you’re not sure.
- What we know now: Updates to your coronavirus questions, a month after COVID-19 was confirmed in Colorado
- Colorado coronavirus housing FAQ: Resources for renters and homeowners
- How social distancing works and what it means for you
- Inside Colorado’s growing anti-shutdown movement
WASHINGTON — Four months after a mysterious new virus began its deadly march around the globe, the search for a vaccine has taken on an intensity never before seen in medical research, with huge implications for public health, the world economy and politics.
While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world’s most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day jump yet.
The final stage of re-opening under Colorado’s “safer at home” coronavirus protocols is set for Monday, when offices across the state will be allowed to bring employees back under strict limitations.
There have been 2,793 people hospitalized since the outbreak was first confirmed in the state in March, but only 737 people were in Colorado hospitals with symptoms of the illness as of Friday afternoon, state data shows. At least 67 people since Friday either went home or were transferred to a lower level of care, like a rehabilitation facility.