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Wednesday, 11 August 2021 22:01

COVID-19 Outbreak at Nissan of Durango, CO, Updated to 12 Positive Cases, 3 Fatalities

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San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) has updated the number of positive COVID-19 cases associated with the Nissan of Durango, CO, outbreak to 12 and the number of fatalities to three.

A fourth individual passed away after contracting COVID-19; however it does not meet the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) case definition to be added to the outbreak fatality list.

 

The first case was identified June 19. Five cases of the Delta variant have been confirmed in association with the outbreak through full-genome sequencing conducted by CDPHE.

 

As of Aug. 9, two of the 12 cases associated with the outbreak have been confirmed as “breakthrough” cases identified in fully vaccinated individuals.

 

Over the course of the investigation, SJBPH and Nissan of Durango have implemented mitigation response plans for the business, including testing and contact tracing. All positive cases associated with Nissan of Durango have been put on isolation and those identified as unvaccinated close contacts were put on quarantine.

 

COVID-19 continues to circulate at "high" rates in La Plata and Archuleta counties as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Four active outbreaks are currently listed across the combined SJBPH jurisdiction of La Plata and Archuleta counties. An outbreak...


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