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COVID-19: New Outbreaks at Metro Denver Costco, King Soopers Stores

Editor's note: Westword has now identified the specific branches of King Soopers and Costco that have been declared outbreaks by Colorado officials. Get more details in our post "COVID-19: Inside Metro Denver King Soopers, Costco Outbreak Sites." Continue for our previous coverage.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's latest update about outbreaks related to COVID-19 reveals 23 new sites, including two metro area stores: a Costco in Arapahoe County and a King Soopers in Denver.

Other locations added to the grim roster on May 13, when the latest information was made public, include the first two Colorado child-care centers to be designated as outbreaks, multiple food-manufacturing operations, and the state's corporate base for JBS, whose Greeley-based plant has clocked 316 positive cases of the novel coronavirus and six fatalities. Five positive staff cases and one death are tied to the local JBS offices.

A facility is considered the site of an outbreak after two or more COVID-19 cases among residents, staffers or the like are confirmed within a fourteen-day period, or two or more cases of respiratory illness with an onset of symptoms within a fourteen-day period are paired with at least one additional COVID-19 diagnosis.

At present, 206 outbreaks have been identified by the CDPHE. The five largest are Logan County's Sterling Correctional Facility (458 cases, 2 deaths), the JBS plant, the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center in Denver (184 cases, 0 deaths), Aurora's Cherry Creek Nursing Center (139 cases, 32 deaths) and the Orchard Park Health Care Center in Centennial (129 cases, 5 deaths).

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Overall, 673 deaths have been linked to outbreak sites — well over half of the 1,062 for the state as a whole as of May 13.

Here are the 23 latest outbreaks, including the date that each was identified and the tally for positive cases and deaths among residents, staffers and/or attendees. (Note that the state does not provide specific addresses for the outbreak sites, including the King Soopers in Denver.)

1. Anheuser-Busch, Active, Other, Distribution Center, Adams County, 5/7/2020, 5 positive staff cases
2. Brookdale Pinehurst Park, Active, Healthcare, assisted living residence, Denver County, 5/8/2020, 19 positive resident cases, 3 resident deaths, 7 positive staff cases, 2 unconfirmed staff cases
3. Carniceria Sonora, Active, Grocery store, Montrose County, 5/7/2020, 7 positive staff cases
4. Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, Active, Healthcare, combined care, Eagle County 5/8/2020, 4 positive resident cases, 1 resident death, 4 positive staff cases
5. Commerce Transitional Center, Active, Prison/jail, Adams County, 5/11/2020, 2 positive resident cases, 1 positive staff case
6. Costco Wholesale, Active, Grocery store, Arapahoe County, 5/7/2020, 6 positive staff cases
7 Del Monte, Active, Other, Food Manufacturing, Adams County, 5/7/2020, 17 positive staff cases
8. Denver County Jail, Active, Prison/jail, Denver County, 5/12/2020, 9 positive resident cases, 1 positive staff case
9. DPI Speciality Foods, Active, Other, Food distributor, Adams County, 5/7/2020, 5 positive staff cases, 4 unconfirmed staff cases, 1 staff death
10. Epicurean Butter, Active, Other, Food Manufacturing, Adams County, 5/12/2020, 4 positive staff cases
11. Grace Pointe, Active, Healthcare, skilled nursing facility, Weld, 5/12/2020, 4 positive resident cases, 1 resident death, 4 positive staff cases
12. Green Chef — Hello Fresh, Active, Other, Food Packaging, Industry, Arapahoe County, 5/11/2020, 14 positive staff cases
13. Hospital Cooperative Laundry, Active, Other, Laundry Services, Denver County, 5/8/2020, 11 positive staff cases
14. JBS Corporate, Active, Office/indoor workspace, Weld County, 5/13/2020, 5 positive staff cases, 1 staff death
15. King Soopers, Active, Grocery store, Denver County, 5/12/2020, 8 positive staff cases
16. Mi Pueblo Market — Thornton, Active, Grocery store, Adams County, 5/12/2020, 19 positive staff cases
17. Orchard Valley Learning Center, Active, Child care center, Arapahoe County, 5/9/2020, 2 positive staff cases, 1 positive attendee case
18. Ryan and Company Construction, Active, Other, Tile/Construction, Douglas County, 5/7/2020, 2 positive staff cases
19. Schommer, Active, Other, Construction company, El Paso County, 5/12/2020, 2 positive staff cases
20. Simply Delicious, Active, Other, Food manufacturing, Boulder, 5/12/2020, 2 positive staff cases
21. Summit Rehab and Care Community, Active, Healthcare, skilled nursing facility, Arapahoe County, 5/9/2020, 26 positive resident cases, 16 positive staff cases, 2 unconfirmed staff cases
22. The Learning Experience — Westminster, Active, Child care center, Jefferson County, 5/7/2020, 2 positive staff cases
23. Urban Peak, Active, Other, Youth shelter, Denver County, 5/8/2020, 2 positive resident cases, 4 unconfirmed staff cases

Click to read the updated Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment outbreak report.

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