Coronavirus in Colorado, April 30: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor and Colorado officials announced that more than 30 million Americans and about 380,000 Coloradans had applied for unemployment aid since the coronavirus hit.

Nearly, 80,000 of those Colorado claims came last week, Joe Rubino reports, which includes the first batch of self-employed and gig worker aid through the PUA program.

Yesterday, Colorado health officials confirmed 766 deaths related to COVID-19 as the state nears 15,000 confirmed cases.

And on Wednesday afternoon Gov. Jared Polis outlined the state’s plan for increased testing now that the statewide safer-at-home order is in place.

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Throughout the day, we will share the latest coverage from Denver Post journalists on the coronavirus outbreak on this page. Also, bear in mind The Denver Post relies on support from its readers to provide this in-depth coverage of the coronavirus outbreak, so please consider buying a subscription if you haven’t already.

Here are the updates from April 29.

What’s new today

  • 30 million have sought U.S. jobless aid since coronavirus hit, including nearly 380,000 in Colorado
  • Colorado new oil and gas permits plunge by 96% in April from a year earlier
  • Law firm offers free advice for workers as Colorado economy slowly reopens
  • Bridge was their passion, then people started to die: the story of the Colorado Springs Bridge Center


  • These Colorado counties have extended their stay-at-home orders
  • Frequently asked questions about coronavirus in Colorado
  • Coronavirus timeline: An in-depth look at COVID-19 in Colorado
  • Colorado coronavirus map: Where are cases being reported?
  • Colorado unemployment FAQ: How to apply, details about missing PINs and more
  • Do I have the coronavirus? Here’s what to do if you’re not sure.
  • What we know now: Updates to your coronavirus questions, a month after COVID-19 was confirmed in Colorado
  • Colorado coronavirus housing FAQ: Resources for renters and homeowners
  • How social distancing works and what it means for you
  • Inside Colorado’s growing anti-shutdown movement

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