Coronavirus in Colorado, April 26: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

As a heavy spring snow blanketed the state on Thursday, April 16, journalists from news organizations across Colorado set out to chronicle a day in the life of the state’s residents during this extraordinary time.

It happened that this day was the deadliest to date in the U.S. for the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 4,500 people died. Colorado’s state health department reported 17 more deaths, and that the death toll had hit 374 — a figure that would later balloon to more than 500 as more reports of COVID-19 victims surfaced. Read the collaborative effort here.

As of Saturday, the latest coronavirus case count stood at 672 confirmed deaths with more than 13,000 positive COVID-19 cases and 834 people currently hospitalized.

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Here are the updates from April 24.


  • 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
  • “My body, my choice”: Inside Colorado’s growing anti-shutdown movement

The numbers

What’s new today

  • Coronavirus fears causing patients to delay care for other ailments, hospitals report
  • Colorado Democrats “cautiously optimistic” about “safer at home,” despite concerns over rollout
  • Colorado nonprofit lenders lack funds to help borrowers overlooked in first round of PPP
  • Colorado’s coronavirus death count falls slightly as state removes duplicates from database

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