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The University of Colorado Boulder announced 17 new positive coronavirus tests, bringing the university to 38 cases of the virus since it announced it had detected the virus in wastewater testing in four dorms.

Boulder County on Friday tallied 38 new cases and no new deaths.

CU Boulder’s online dashboard announced the 17 cases were taken from 68 tests, bringing the total number of positive tests this semester to 70. Of those, 41 were reported this week. CU Boulder announced 21 cases on Thursday. The school is using 12 on-campus isolation spaces, according to the dashboard.

CU Boulder announced earlier this week that wastewater monitoring found the possible presence of COVID-19 in Darley North, Darley South, Libby Hall and Willard Hall.

Students living in those residence halls were asked to take saliva-based monitoring tests if they have not done so for the week. CU is not testing off-campus students.

Boulder County’s 38 cases brings the total to 2,399. Of those, 196 have been hospitalized and 921 have recovered. There are 153 disease investigations in progress and the death toll remains at 79.

The health department is asking the county to maintain social distancing and wear face masks over the holiday weekend. After July 4, the county saw a 64% increase in the average 5-day rolling average of coronavirus cases, according to a tweet.

The five-day average of new daily cases on Friday is 19.2, more than twice as high as the five-day average one week ago of 9.4.

Statewide, there have been 58,655 positive or probable cases. There have been 1,966 deaths among the cases, and of those, there have been 1,866 deaths because of the coronavirus. There have been 7,125 people hospitalized. Of Colorado’s roughly 5.7 million population, 732,022 people have been tested for the virus.

Boulder County cases by age:

  • 0-9: 56
  • 10-19: 276
  • 20-29: 784
  • 30-39: 290
  • 40-49: 290
  • 50-59: 271
  • 60-69: 175
  • 70-79: 139
  • 80+: 106

Some data may be missing due to ongoing disease investigations and reporting delays, the health department notes.