COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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COVID-19 Second Round Testing Delayed - Company Lab Processing Compromised Due to Virus

(April 7, 2020) SMCDPHE recommended to the BOCC today that the second round of COVID-19 blood tests be delayed indefinitely due to United Biomedical Inc.’s considerable reduced ability to process the tests due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read On...


CONFIRMED CASES:

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY: 10  -  COLORADO: 5,429

(as of April 7, 2020, 4:00 PM)

COVID-19 BLOOD TEST RESULTS

  • 1,631 tests have been processed
    • 8 were positive
    • 25 were indeterminate (borderline)
    • 1,598 were negative
  • A positive result on the first blood test means that an individual has been exposed to COVID-19 (and may or may not have ever experienced symptoms).
  • An indeterminate or borderline result on the first test indicates that the result produced a “high-signal flash” which is not enough to produce a positive result. It means that the individual may have been recently exposed to COVID-19 and/or may be in the early stage of producing antibodies.
  • A negative result on the first blood test means that an individual either has not been exposed to COVID-19 –OR— the person is in the window of having recently been exposed and has not yet developed antibodies that would make the test result be positive.
  1. COVID-19 Second Round Testing Delayed - Company Lab Processing Compromised Due to Virus

    (April 7, 2020) SMCDPHE recommended to the BOCC today that the second round of COVID-19 blood tests be delayed indefinitely due to United Biomedical Inc.’s considerable reduced ability to process the tests due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  2. United Biomedical Inc. Addresses COVID-19 Blood Test Result Delay

    (April 6, 2020) -- San Miguel County, CO – San Miguel County Department of Public Health and Environment is aware of and shares our community’s frustration with the unexpected delays in receiving COVID-19 blood test results. Read on...
  3. COUNTY RECOMMENDS WEARING FACE MASKS - Suggestions for Safe, Effective Homemade Masks

    (April 6, 2020) -- San Miguel County, CO – San Miguel County Department of Public Health and Environment announced this morning it is joining state and federal recommendations that persons wear cloth face masks when in public settings. Read on...
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For more information including workplace, school, and travel guidance, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO).

To speak with a public health representative regarding the coronavirus, contact the Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP) at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687. 

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