COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported across El Paso County, at restaurants, daycares, and healthcare facilities.
An outbreak is defined as two or more confirmed cases within 14 days, with evidence of transmission within the facility.
The newest outbreak reported in El Paso County according to public health is at a construction company where four employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
This month, more than 50 employees in El Paso County have tested positive for the virus, and another five have been listed as probable.
Both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and El Paso County Public Health list nearly 15 outbreaks in the month of July compared to nine in June.
The county separates outbreaks into ones from long-term facilities and other types of businesses.
In Colorado, nursing homes are among some of the deadliest and largest outbreaks.
So far this month, El Paso County reports 18 staff members have tested positive for the virus, 14 others are considered probable and at least 24 more cases are among visitors and residents.
There are also smaller outbreaks at child care facilities. Earlier this month Horizon Childcare had seven staff members contract the virus. Last week, Kids Corner reported two.
A full list of outbreaks in El Paso County can be found here.