As of Oct. 20, Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA) reported 121 confirmed-positive cases of COVID-19 among Lake County residents. This number reflects positive cases from both diagnostic and antibody testing before July 9, and solely diagnostic testing after July 9. Diagnostic testing tests for the virus itself, not antibodies that indicate a person has been previously infected.
Lake County’s two-week positivity rate as of Oct. 20 (the incidence of positive diagnostic test results) was 8.9%, the highest to date. Colorado’s statewide one-week positivity rate was 6.24% as of Oct. 20.
Since Oct. 12, 16 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Lake County, including five positive cases confirmed on Oct. 12 in connection with a single household and general community spread. LCPHA is currently monitoring 18 active cases; all other cases are considered resolved. To date, there have been no fatalities related to COVID-19 in Lake County.
As of Oct. 20, 2,453 COVID-19 tests had been conducted (including 1,581 diagnostic tests and 872 antibody tests) in Lake County.
Lake County currently sits in Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s “Safer Level 2: Concern” category, alongside Summit, Eagle, Pitkin and Chaffee Counties. Park County is in “Safer Level 1: Cautious.”