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2020-10-13 07:44:14

Press Release

Contact: Kim Gonzales, Public Health Director

October 12th Update – Public Health Announces Eight Additional Cases in Las Animas County and One Additional case in Huerfano County

(October 12, 2020)- Public Health has confirmed nine new positive cases over the weekend and throughout today (October 10th – October 12th). This brings the total Las Animas County case count to 44 with 15 active cases and Huerfano County case count to 28 with 4 active cases.
The eight new cases in Las Animas County include:
– Male in his 40’s who is recovering at home
– Male in his teens who is recovering at home
– Male in his 60’s who is recovering at home
– Female in her 60’s who is recovering at home
– Female in her 80’s who in hospitalized
– Female in her 80’s who is recovering at home
– Male in his 40’s who is recovering at home
– Female in her 30’s who is recovering at home

The one new case in Huerfano County includes:

– Male in his 60’s who is recovering at home

Close contacts are continuing to be notified by the public health nurses.

It is up to each of us to keep our communities safe and healthy. We can take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing our hands, and staying 6 feet apart. If you are experiencing of COVID-19 we recommend you get tested. COVID -19 symptoms may appear as: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

A FREE COVID-19 Community Testing Site is available on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1pm to 3pm at the Las Animas County Community Testing Site at 2309 E. Main Street, Trinidad.

More information can be found at: https://www.colorado.gov/la-h-health or at https://covid19.colorado.gov/. You can also find information on Facebook at Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department.


Kimberly Gonzales, Executive Director
Las Animas -Huerfano Counties
District Health Department
412 Benedicta Ave,
Trinidad, CO 81082
719-846-2213 Ext 37
719-846-4472 (Fax)

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