EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado’s eighth and ninth coronavirus deaths were reported Monday.
One case was in El Paso County; the other was in Gunnison County.
The El Paso County patient was a man in his 80s.
“The Public Health team is still investigating how he contracted COVID-19 and any possible contacts he may have had,” El Paso County Public Health officials said.
It is El Paso County’s fourth coronavirus death.
“In light of this tragedy, we continue to combat the spread of this disease in our community. The best way you can help to slow the spread of COVID-19 is by continuing to practice physical distancing, avoiding social gatherings larger than 10 people, & staying home if you are sick,” the health officials added.
The Gunnison County patient was a man in his 50s. According to health officials, he died about 10 days ago but the COVID-19 test just came back positive.
Gunnison County has 37 confirmed positive cases. Fifty-eight cases are still pending.
Officials have not yet said whether the patients had any underlying health conditions.