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3D Rendered Model of the Coronavirus entering a cell.
3D Rendered Model of the Coronavirus entering a cell.

Boulder County public health officials reported Tuesday that the number of county residents who have died due to the coronavirus remains fixed at 56.

Boulder County Public Health on Tuesday put the number of positive and probable cases at 851, with 152 people requiring hospitalization, and 328 recovered from their illness.

County epidemiologists have 152 disease investigations ongoing.

The latest data was reported on the heels of Gov. Jared Polis’s announcement that any Coloradan with COVID-19 symptoms can now get tested for free, regardless of whether or not they have health insurance. The state has only recently boosted coronavirus testing to the level of several thousand people per day.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Tuesday reported coronavirus deaths now stand at 1,257 across 60 of the state’s 64 counties. A total of 131,837 people out of the state’s population of 5.7 million-plus people have been tested.

To date, outbreaks of COVID-19 have been recorded at 240 of the state’s long-term care facilities. The CDPHE statistics are based on data collected through Monday.

Deaths in the U.S. have now exceeded 91,660, with over 1.5 million people testing positive.

One widely tracked model for the progress of COVID-19, maintained by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent global health research center at the University of Washington, projects that 143,359 Americans will be killed by the disease by Aug. 4.