BREAKING: Green River Woman Becomes 7th Positive COVID-19 Patient in Sweetwater County

BREAKING: Green River Woman Becomes 7th Positive COVID-19 Patient in Sweetwater County

GREEN RIVER — Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center announced that a woman in her 20s living in Green River has contracted the COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is the seventh confirmed case in Sweetwater County and sixth case in Green River.

Sweetwater County healthcare agencies were notified Thursday, April 9, 2020, by a private lab that the woman had tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the press release, the woman “remains in good condition and continues to self-isolate at home.”

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Castle Rock Medical Center said that the woman’s test has connected her to the sixth case, a woman in her 40s living in Green River.

Dr. Jean Stachon, Sweetwater County Health Officer, said community spread is a concern. If someone tests positive but a specific source for their infection cannot be determined, it will become more difficult to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County.

The first and second confirmed positive Sweetwater County patients are now fully recovered. The third, fourth and fifth patients remain in self-isolation in good condition with only mild symptoms treatable from home. The sixth patient is in fair condition and continues to manage the illness in self- isolation from home.

Contact tracing suggests the fifth confirmed patient is tied to the second and third patients, and the sixth patient tied to the fourth patient.


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