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Boulder County on Friday recorded the 12th death this week due to the coronavirus, and 112 new cases.

Friday marks the first day of the county’s shift to Safer at Home Level Orange as cases continue to rise — though Boulder County Public Health already warned the county is likely heading to Stay at Home orders if the rapid increase in cases continues.

According to state data, Stay at Home is triggered when the positivity rate is greater than 15%, there are more than 350 cases per 100,000 residents and there are more than two new hospital admissions per day.

There have been 622 new county cases reported since Sunday, data shows, bringing the county to 6,705 cases to date. There are 261 disease investigations in progress and 279 people have been hospitalized to date. There are 78 individuals currently hospitalized, two less than Thursday’s record of 80.

The death toll is at 98 after four additional deaths were reported Friday.

Of the newly reported deaths, one person was in their 90s and died Tuesday. A person in their 80s died Wednesday and two others also in their 80s died Thursday. All four were residents of long-term care facilities, Boulder County Public Health spokesperson Chana Goussetis said.

The University of Colorado Boulder’s coronavirus dashboard shows 23 new cases returned from 181 diagnostic tests and 1,027 monitoring tests completed Thursday. There are now 28 isolation spaces in use, or 5%.

Since Aug. 24, there have been 1,241 positive on-campus cases from 7,580 diagnostic tests and 1,158 monitoring tests.

St. Vrain Valley School District’s coronavirus dashboard shows 189 cumulative cases, 75 of which are active.

Among students, there is one active case each at Columbine, Eagle Crest, Erie, Rocky Mountain and Hygiene elementary schools; Longs Peak, Mead, Sunset, Trail Ridge and Westview middle schools, Olde Columbine High School and Soaring Heights PK-8. There are two active cases each at Alpine and Blue Mountain elementary schools, Coal Ridge middle, Erie and Skyline high schools, LaunchED Virtual Academy and Timberline PK-8. There are three active cases each at Mead High, Northridge Elementary and Thunder Valley PK-8. There are six active cases each at Fall River Elementary and Longmont and Silver Creek high schools. Frederick High School has eight active cases among students, data shows.

Among staff, there is one active case each at Mead and Rocky Mountain elementary schools and Soaring Heights PK-8. There are two active cases each at LaunchED Virtual Academy, Longmont and Skyline high schools and Timberline PK-8. There are three positive staff members at Coal Ridge Middle.

Data updated Friday shows 1,955 students and 250 staff members have been quarantined to date. There are 812 students and 49 staff currently in quarantine, and there have been no hospitalizations.

Boulder Valley School District’s coronavirus dashboard shows 34 active cases, eight symptomatic cases and eight probable cases.

Emerald, Eldorado, Fireside, High Peaks, Meadowlark, Lafayette and Louisville elementaries and Casey and Manhattan middle schools each have one active case. There are two active cases each at Aspen Creek, Douglass, Gold Hill, Pioneer and University Hill elementary schools and Southern Hills Middle. Crest View and Eisenhower elementary schools and Broomfield High each have three active cases. There are four active cases at Boulder High.

There is one symptomatic case each at Community Montessori, Lafayette, Meadowlark and Pioneer elementary schools, Monarch PK-8 and Boulder High. There are two symptomatic cases at Ryan Elementary.

There is one probable case each at Creekside, Foothill, Horizons and Meadowlark elementary schools and Broomfield Heights Middle and the Lafayette Transportation Terminal. There are two probable cases at Broomfield High.

Statewide, there have been 124,469 positive or probable cases. There have been 2,376 deaths among the cases, and 2,168 of those deaths were because of the coronavirus. There have been 9,911 people hospitalized. Of Colorado’s roughly 5.7 million population, 1,303,345 people have been tested for the virus.

Free testing at Boulder County Fairgrounds begins Monday

The Boulder County free testing site is moving from the Gerald Stazio Softball Fields in Boulder to the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont, starting Monday. Testing will be available for anyone interested, according to Boulder County’s COVID-19 website.

Pre-registration is “highly recommended to reduce wait times and speed up the return of the results,” the website states. Registration information can be found at

The site will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Anyone at the testing site must have a form of identification and wear a mask at all times. Positive results are expected within four days.

Boulder plans to reopen a testing site at the softball fields, 2445 Stazio Drive in Boulder, on Thursday.