Two new COVID-19 cases identified from mass testing

  • COVID-19, courtesy Center for Disease Control
    COVID-19, courtesy Center for Disease Control
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Ouray County has received results for 50 of the tests conducted through the mass testing event on Monday and Tuesday, and among those results are two positive tests.

The tests were from two Ouray County residents, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s. It's not clear whether the individuals were experiencing symptoms at the time of the test.

A total of 618 people participated in the free, drive-through testing event at the fairgrounds this week, and used self-administered swabs. The Colorado National Guard and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provided support for the testing here after an outbreak was identified – tied to a private social event on Aug. 14.

More test results are expected soon, as the turnaround time for results was estimated to be 72 hours. The positive cases will have contact tracing to identify and inform anyone who may have come into contact with the individuals who tested positive, as well as to try to determine the point of infection.

This story will be updated with more results as they become available.