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WATCH: Virtual event honors more than 6,000 Coloradans lost to COVID-19

COVID-19 was first detected in Colorado on March 5, 2020.
COVID-19 was first detected in Colorado on March 5, 2020.(Governor Jared Polis)
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 6:35 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 5, 2021 at 7:45 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Friday marks one year since the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in Colorado.

A virtual event took place that can be viewed below:

“During the past year, we have tragically lost nearly 6,000 Coloradans to this deadly virus,” a release from the Governor’s Office reads. “In an effort to honor those who we have lost over the last 12 months, Governor Polis invites all Coloradans, counties, cities, businesses, and organizations to participate in a virtual statewide Evening of Remembrance.”

Cities, counties, organizations, businesses participating (will be updated on a rolling basis) include:

Ridgeway

Windsor

Golden

Northglenn

Aurora

Bennett

Superior

Pueblo

Centennial

Snowmass Village

Blue River

Fruita

Glenwood Springs

Colorado Springs

Arapahoe County

El Paso County

Denver

Durango

Boulder

Fort Collins

Ophir

Brighton

Commerce City

Arvada

Nederland

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