Coronavirus in Colorado, May 3: An overview of the latest updates on COVID-19

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On Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases in Colorado exceeded 16,000 with 832 confirmed deaths. On Monday, Colorado will enter a new “safer home” stage where officers will be allowed to reopen, bringing employees under strict directives.

Meg Wingerter reports that more Coloradans have died from COVID-19 in less than two months than in the last flu seasons – which lasted nearly two-thirds of the year. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 1.4% of people who get a typical seasonal flu need hospital care, but it looks like 10% or more of those who receive COVID-19 could have it. need.

Meanwhile, Aldo Svaldi reports that members of the Acacia Tenants Union in Denver engaged in a rent strike and displayed banners saying “Don’t Pay May” and “Rent Relief Now” after failing to obtain conditions for rent relief with their owner, Olive Bark LLC.

Throughout the day, we will share the latest coverage from Denver Post reporters on the coronavirus outbreak on this page. Also keep in mind that the Denver Post relies on the support of its readers to provide this in-depth coverage of the coronavirus epidemic, so consider purchasing a subscription if you haven’t already done so.

Here are the May 2 updates.

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