720 Cases, 72 Hospitalized, 7 Deaths

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As of Monday afternoon, there were 720 cases of the new coronavirus in 31 counties our state, and around 6,224 people had been tested, public health officials confirmed. There were 72 people hospitalized.

Here is the county breakdown of positive cases:

Adams – 25
Arapahoe – 58
Boulder – 39
Broomfield – 2
Chaffee – 3
Clear Creek – 3
Crowley – 1
Denver – 148
Douglas – 48
Eagle – 92
El Paso – 69
Elbert – 3
Garfield – 8
Grand – 2
Gunnison – 28
Hinsdale – 1
Jefferson – 55
Larimer – 34
Logan – 2
Mesa – 2
Montrose – 1
Morgan – 3
Park – 1
Pitkin – 18
Pueblo – 3
Routt – 3
San Miguel – 1
Summit – 8
Teller – 3
Weld – 50
Yuma – 1
*Unknown or pending – 5

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced a stay-at-home order Monday afternoon in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. Denver residents will still be able to leave their homes to get groceries and medicine, but the order aims to further implement “social distancing” in the city. People who work in essential services are exempt from the order.

“This isn’t a recommendation anymore,” Hancock said. “People need to stay at home.”

The order will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday and run until April 10, Hancock said.

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