COVID-19 outbreaks reported at 2 Colorado dental practices

Two Colorado dental practices have been tied to COVID-19 outbreaks, CBS affiliate KKTV reports.

An outbreak is defined as two or more confirmed cases within two weeks, with evidence of transmission within the facility.

Colorado Springs-based Smile Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry reported an outbreak July 22, according to El Paso County Public Health data. Five employees have tested positive for the virus, according to a company Facebook post.

The second outbreak was reported July 31 at a Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry office, with two employees testing positive for COVID-19, according to a company Facebook post.

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