EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Within the last 24 hours, El Paso County gained a reported 453 positive COVID-19 cases. This comes just one day before new COVID-19 restrictions take effect in the county.
The daily update from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows cases continue to rise. In total, El Paso County has had 11,849 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.
With the rise in cases, the county's two-week incidence rate has now surpassed the Stay at Home threshold. According to state data, El Paso County's two-week incidence rate was reported at 385.7 as of Tuesday afternoon.
Right now, El Paso County is about to be at Safer At Home Level 2, effective Wednesday. However, the county's current incidence rate is above 350, which is the point the state could enact Stay At Home orders.
In Pueblo County, cases rose 126 cases since yesterday. Last week, Pueblo enforced a county-wide curfew in an attempt to curb spikes.