EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- El Paso County Public Health said Monday that a fourth individual has died from the novel coronavirus. It was later determined that this patient was actually from Teller County. There are a total of three deaths from COVID-19 in El Paso County, not four, as of Tuesday, March 24.
This patient was a man in his 80s.
"We are saddened to report our fourth COVID-19 related death in El Paso County," said health officials in a statement Monday. EPCPH says it's still investigating how this individual contracted the virus and who he might have later come into contact with.
For more information from El Paso County Public Health about the spread of COVID-19 in El Paso County, see here.