Two more West Nile virus deaths reported in Colorado

All three deaths were reported in August

Two more people in Colorado died from confirmed West Nile virus cases, bringing the 2023 death total to four in the state.

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment reported Tuesday that a 66-year-old person died after a lengthy hospitalization because of West Nile virus, and Boulder County Public Health confirmed on Tuesday that a Longmont resident died from meningoencephalitis caused by West Nile virus.

Both deaths were the first from West Nile virus in 2023 in their respective counties.

Neither county identified the residents or said when the people died.

“We are so sad that the West Nile virus has claimed the life of a Longmont resident and our thoughts are with the family and friends mourning their loss,” Joan Peck, Longmont’s mayor, said in a news release.

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