Australian Visitor Tests Positive for COVID-19 Back Home; No Positives in RF Valley

Mar 9, 2020

A woman in Pitkin County tested positive for COVID-19 this weekend but not until she returned home to Australia. Pitkin County officials held a press call Monday to talk about precautions. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. Click on the headline to find numbers and links for Coronavirus and COVID-19 information and local updates.

Around 4:30 Monday afternoon, March 9, the Eagle County Public Health Department reported the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county -  a local woman in her 70s with a recent travel history. The case is presumptive positive, which means test results haven’t yet been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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People who are symptomatic AND have traveled to affected areas or have been in contact with a known patient can call the CDPHE general epidemiology hotline  303-692-2700 . This line is staffed seven days a week at from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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