The fifth case of COVID-19 has been identified in Las Animas County said the Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department Monday afternoon. 

The infected person is a woman in her 60s and she has been hospitalized. The department is investigating her contact for additional exposures.

This is the first case the department has identified as requiring hospitalization.

Las Animas County is currently under the "Safer at Home Order.

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