Several children listed as probable for COVID-19 – Canon City Daily Record | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children

The Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including five probable cases involving children.

In its daily report, the health department stated probable cases of a 1-year-old male, a 6-year-old male, a 7-year-old male, a 9-year-old male and a 29-year-old male. There also is a positive case of a 63-year-old male.

According to the department, probable cases are defined as “cases where public health epidemiologists have determined that infection is highly likely because a person exhibited symptoms and had close contact with someone who tested positive.”

Fremont County’s total cases of coronavirus are now 149 (136 positive and 13 probable). There are 15 pending labs. The data comes from those tested at the health department St. Thomas More Hospital and several medical provider offices within the county.

Schools across Fremont County welcomed students back Aug. 17, but in a post on Facebook on Thursday, the Cañon City School District stated that the cases reported were before school started and the children who were listed as probable had been quarantined prior to the first day of school.

Free drive-thru testing is available in Fremont County at the health department from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Garden Park Building, 201 N. Sixth St. To make an appointment, call 719-276-7450.

St. Thomas More Hospital also offers COVID-19 testing to residents at Urgent Care, 3245 E. U.S. 50. Testing is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday.

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