More than 90 Mesa County residents have now died of COVID-19 and that total climbs to 114 when including deaths for those who had COVID-19 but may not have died directly from the disease.

Four additional deaths were reported in Tuesday’s update from the Mesa County Public Health department. That brings to 91 the number of county deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The latest deaths were a man in his 70s, two men in their 80s and a woman in her 80s.

No more deaths were reported Wednesday by county health though the number of new positive cases again surpassed triple digits. Mesa County’s positivity rate has been creeping upwards and the 158 new cases on Wednesday bring the two-week positivity rate to 8.39%, according to the county health department.

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