Colorado changes the way it reports coronavirus deaths as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in state

The Denver Post: Colorado health officials on Friday revamped the way they report deaths related to the new coronavirus, listing the total number of fatalities in which the person had contracted the virus and then breaking out those whose deaths can be attributed directly to COVID-19.

Health officials reported 1,150 individuals have died with COVID-19 in their systems, and found 878 of those deaths were due to the virus.

There have been 3,842 people hospitalized since the outbreak was first confirmed in the state in early March, though state health officials on Friday did not update the number of people currently in state hospitals. As of Thursday, 514 people were hospitalized with symptoms of the illness, state data shows.

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