A Lafayette resident in their 60’s who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The individual had underlying health conditions that were exacerbated by their illness caused by COVID-19. This is the only confirmed death related to COVID-19 in Boulder County to date.
Including the recent death, 62 Boulder County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 to date. Seven individuals are getting care in the hospital, 7 are currently under investigation, 23 residents are isolating at home, and 24 residents have now recovered. Those testing positive for the disease range in age from the teens to the 80s, and the average age is 46 years.
COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets spread when a person with the illness coughs or sneezes. People who have prolonged contact within six feet of a person with the disease are most at risk of transmission.