Public Health’s transition in reporting methods

San Luis Valley -- Public Health is making a change in how COVID-19 numbers are being reported through SLV Emergency to align with the state reporting system this week.

This will enhance our ability to account for SLV com- munity testing results, regardless of where test samples are taken. It also allows more time for internal corrections, so when the numbers are reported, they are more accurate. Yesterday’s update contained some data errors that we intend to avoid in the future by making this change.

Local Public Health Agencies will continue to monitor local developments internally to ensure accuracy and guide local public health follow up and response. Day-to-day changes as well as county-by-county data can be viewed at the State website here: https://covid19.colorado. gov/covid-19-data. Note that since there is a lag time, it will take a few days for the numbers on the State website to catch up with numbers we have reported recently.

Currently, the SLV has 26 active cases. See the chart below for an updated visual representation of positive test results over the course of COVID re- sponse in the SLV.

For testing of symptom- atic individuals only, call: Rio Grande Hospital

719-657-4990 SLVHealth Respiratory

Clinic 719-589-2511 ext. 9 For symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals who have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19

positive individual, call Valley-Wide Health Sys- tems 719-589-3658 ext. 9 (M-F), 719-589-2562 (Sa/Su)

For general (non-med- ical) SLV COVID-19 re- lated questions: [email protected], 719- 480-8719


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