Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Las Animas County and 16 new cases in Huerfano County Friday, September 24 as three local outbreak investigations remained open in Las Animas County and two in Huerfano County.

Both counties are seeing active outbreak investigations according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment — according to the last update on September 22 the outbreaks in Las Animas County include Fishers Peak Elementary School, New Elk Mine and Sonic Drive-in. In Huerfano County the outbreaks are seen at Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center and John Mall High School. Westword — a Denver-based publication — reported Friday that Colorado has broken past 400 active COVID-19 outbreak investigations statewide as of September 22.

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