×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: coronavirus | covid | colorado

Colorado Amends Coronavirus Death Toll

Colorado Amends Coronavirus Death Toll

Flags fly at half-staff in front of the dome of the Colorado State Capitol while it is illuminated in red light to remember the more than 1,000 people in the state who have died from the new coronavirus. (David Zalubowski/AP)

By    |   Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:04 PM

Colorado has drastically changed how it counts coronavirus deaths, resulting in a statewide reduction of nearly 25 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Health website.

“We have been reporting at the state, deaths among people who had COVID-19 at the time of death and the cause of that death may or may not have been COVID-19,” Eric France, chief medical officer with the Colorado Department of Public Department, told Fox31 in Denver.

The department's website now reads that only 878 deaths are actually "due to" COVID-19. It also lists 1,150 people in Colorado died with the virus, meaning they may have passed from another cause.

For example, a 35-year-old man from Montezuma County, Colorado, died of alcohol poisoning but was counted against the state's coronavirus death toll.

“The state is reporting that death as a COVID death, but our health department wanted to let people know that even though the person did have the virus, they did not die from it,” the Montezuma County Health Department said, according to Fox News.

As of Saturday afternoon, May 16, the national coronavirus death count was at 87,697, which doesn't include the death toll deduction in Colorado.

On Friday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, (D) announced at a news conference that the state had hit a "reflection point" referencing the death total at the time, which was listed at more than 1,000.

"It's important to remember that every number has a name," Polis wrote in a news release. "It's easy to say over 1,000 people. Each one of those is a person with friends, loved ones and family. If you’re fortunate enough not to have known someone who was lost, take a moment and remember why we all need to do our part."

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


US
Colorado has drastically changed how it counts coronavirus deaths, reducing its statewide toll by nearly 25 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Health website.
coronavirus, covid, colorado
295
2020-04-16
Saturday, 16 May 2020 01:04 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Register To Comment Login To Comment
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved