Six months after the coronavirus pandemic first was confirmed in Colorado, the state is nearing a grim milestone of 2,000 deaths related to the virus.
Colorado’s toll — 1,988 deaths as of Saturday — reflects the number of people who died this year with COVID-19 in their system. Most of those deaths, around 1,890, were directly caused by the virus, according to the state health department.
The Denver Post took this opportunity to share some of the stories of loss in our state, talking to families mourning parents, children and siblings who succumbed to the virus. What reporters Jon Murray, Elise Schmelzer, Conrad Swanson and Noelle Phillips have assembled is a heartbreaking tribute to just some of the lives cut short, Coloradans who each made a vital impact on others in untold ways.
We hope you’ll spend some time today reflecting on what’s been lost to COVID-19 and the families that have paid such a terrible price.
— Matt Sebastian, The Denver Post
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