Data released Wednesday by state health officials show three additional coronavirus deaths in the past week at long-term care facilities in Boulder and Broomfield counties.
The Broomfield Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center saw its mortality total increase to nine, up from seven one week before.
The Broomfield facility has seen 36 of its residents test positive for COVID-19, and two more indicated as probable positives. Also, 19 members of its staff have tested positive and another five are classified as possible.
The Peaks Care Center in Longmont tallied one additional death, bringing its total to 13, and another death there was termed probable for COVID-19. Forty-two of its residents have tested positive and another is listed as probable for the disease. Also, 33 of its staff have tested positive for the coronavirus.
In Boulder County, according to Boulder County Public Health spokesperson Chana Goussetis, 43 of the 55 deaths to date attributed to the coronavirus — or, 78% — have involved residents of long-term care facilities. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has reported outbreaks at 249 long-term care centers.
The number of deaths in the county had previously been reported as 56, but Goussetis said on Wednesday an error was discovered in a hospital’s medical record for one person. It was found Tuesday evening and corrected.
To date, Boulder County has registered 861 positive or probable cases, with 154 people requiring hospitalization and 329 listed as recovered from the illness. County epidemiologists have 156 disease investigations ongoing.
At the statewide level, CDPHE has documented 1,299 coronavirus deaths based on data collected through Tuesday. The number of Colorado residents testing positive or probable is now at 22,797. So far, 135,611 of the state’s 5.7 million-plus residents have been tested for COVID-19.