Weld County Now Has Over 2,000 Reported Cases of COVID-19
There are now over 2,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in Weld County.
As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday (May 6), the Weld County Department of Health and Environment reported that the county now has 2,062 reported cases of the virus and 111 deaths.
According to The Greeley Tribune, a majority of the cases are found in highly populated areas like Greeley and Evans.
Governor Jared Polis, who has butted heads with the county over his safer-at-home order, called Weld County a hotspot of the pandemic last month.
In mid-April, Weld County was leading Colorado in its number of COVID-19 deaths.
However, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting that Weld County is now third in terms of virus deaths, just behind Denver and Arapahoe counties.
The Greeley Tribune also noted that both COVID-19 deaths and reported cases have been declining in Weld County since late April.