GOV. POLIS: Colorado Preparing For Possible Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Colorado Governor Jared Polis speaks on Friday, March 27.

Gov. Jared Polis shared an update on the spread of COVID-19 and shared what his team of medical and scientific personnel are saying could happen in Colorado and why he has made certain decisions.

Specifically, as of his remarks at 3 p.m. MDT on Friday, March 27, the Governor said:

--There are 1,734 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Colorado.

--239 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Colorado.

--31 people have died from COVID-19 in Colorado.

--Over 11,000 people have been tested in Colorado.

--Colorado has 1,849 ICU beds available with a goal of adding 1,000 more by May and 5,000 more by summer.

The Governor stressed the need for people to abide by the stay-at-home Executive Order and practice social distancing as much as possible. He said he might need to extend the stay-at-home order beyond the current April 11 deadline.

KOA NewsRadio's Jerry Bell reports on two aspects of the Governor's remarks.

The Governor's full remarks are here:

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