June 17, 2024


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Larimer County COVID-19 outbreaks list: 17 new outbreaks reported

Lauren Bomke, an EMT with UCHealth, tests a person for COVID-19 at the UCHealth Laboratory – Harmony Campus drive-thru testing site recently. Drive-thru testing sites are experiencing the COVID-19 surge with more consistent traffic.

Walker Manufacturing in Timnath this week became the second largest manufacturing company in Larimer County to report a major outbreak of COVID-19. 

New outbreak data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 20 confirmed cases and another two probable cases at Walker, a family-owned company that makes high-end lawnmowers.

Walker was one of 17 new outbreaks that added 85 new coronavirus cases in Larimer County. Twenty outbreaks previously reported, however, grew by 320 new cases.

The state considers an outbreak to be two or more positive cases within 14 days. 

The manufacturer closed down the week of Nov. 9 due to COVID-19. Representatives were not available for comment on Friday because the plant was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Excluding hard-hit nursing homes and Colorado State University, which has reported 1,454 COVID cases since May, the largest outbreaks have been among Cameron Peak firefighters, with 66; chip manufacturer Broadcom, 26; Walmart Distribution Center, 22; Larimer County Elections Department, 21; and Fort Collins Jeep and Walker, both with 20 as of Wednesday.