An Australian woman who recently visited Aspen, CO has tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.
“We are aware of a confirmed COVID-19 case in Australia with ties to the Aspen community. One woman in her 20s who was visiting Aspen returned home to Australia earlier this week, where she tested positive for COVID-19,” the CDPHE said Sunday in a news release. “The individual had contact with Aspen residents and visitors at social gatherings; some of the people who had contact with the woman have reported experiencing respiratory symptoms.”
Pitkin County Public Health is attempting to get in touch with anybody who might have come in to contact with the woman during her Aspen visit. Anybody displaying symptoms will be tested.
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Last week an out-of-state man who had visited Vail and Keystone tested positive for the virus. As of 4:45 p.m. Sunday, 255 tests had been performed in the state, and eight have been positive, excluding the Aspen visitor.
If you are might be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and live in Aspen, call 970-456-2199 for instructions prior to visiting a health care facility.
There have been over 111,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide, resulting in almost 3,900 deaths. On Friday, officials confirmed a Utah man was the first from the state to contract the virus. He had recently been on a cruise, and because the man appears to have contracted the virus on the ship, “this case does not represent community spread of COVID-19 in Utah,” agencies said in a statement.