County announces six new COVID-19 cases


Six Ouray County residents have tested positive for coronavirus in the last week, bringing the county's total to 154 cases, Emergency Manager Glenn Boyd said Monday. 

Boyd said there is no indication at this time that the new cases, which were reported over the weekend, are related to each other or to an outbreak.

Two of the new cases reported were tested at the Ouray County Public Health Agency: a man in his 40s who was tested on Dec. 21, and a man in his 30s tested on Dec. 23. 

The Curative oral swab tests currently available through the county are generally taking about three to five days to receive results, Boyd said. 

A woman in her 60s who was tested at Montrose Memorial Hospital on Dec. 26, and a man in his 50s who was tested the same day at University Hospital in Aurora also tested positive. Both cases involve Ouray County residents, and are attributed to their county of residence, not where they were tested. 

A woman in her 50s who was tested on Dec. 19 and a woman in her 30s who was tested on Dec. 22 also have confirmed cases. Boyd said the testing location for those two cases was not immediately available. The Colorado Electronic Disease Reporting System, which is how the department is notified of new cases, showed only the lab where the specimens were tested, not where the samples were collected. 

The county has had 139 confirmed positive cases and 15 probable cases among residents. Eighteen have come in the last two weeks.