The Larimer County Department of Health added 7 new COVID-19 deaths to its cumulative tally on Thursday (Jan. 7), bringing the county's death toll to 165 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Among the newly recorded deaths, the oldest was a 98-year-old Fort Collins man and the youngest was a 60-year-old Loveland man. 4 of the deaths were Loveland residents.

3 other COVID-19 related deaths were recorded earlier this week, bringing Larimer County's total number of deaths since January 1 to 3; along with the newly reported deaths, the county has now recorded 10 deaths since the new year (Jan. 1).

New outbreaks have also been reported in the county. An outbreak is reported when two or more COVID-19 cases have been tied to a single location or event.

The total number of outbreaks in Larimer County hit 266 on Thursday (Jan. 7) since March; among all the outbreaks, 131 are currently active.

For a full list of outbreaks, click here.

As of Friday morning (Jan. 8), Larimer County has recorded 15,735 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Larimer County remains a high-risk area with a rising 2-week overall prevalence rate of 372 cases per 100,000 residents and a positivity rating of 7.6% for that same period.

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Larimer County, visit

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