COVID-19 Cases on the Rise Across Wyoming

COVID-19 Cases on the Rise Across Wyoming

SWEETWATER COUNTY — Sweetwater County Public Health announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that COVID-19 cases are on the rise across Wyoming and Sweetwater County.

While hospital admissions are low, and most people have mild illness, Public Health is still encouraging people to get tested for COVID-19 and to take precautions to avoid spreading illness to others.

As of July 12, the Wyoming Department of Health reported that Sweetwater County had 27 active cases and there were 584 active cases across Wyoming. Additionally, there were 28 hospitalizations across the state, and one hospitalization at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. According to Public Health, “the CDC data shows low transmission rates but this is likely inaccurate as many people are using at-home tests.”

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The following is information shared by Public Health to help keep Sweetwater County healthy:

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms or what feels like a cold or allergies, please consider testing for COVID-19 and take precautions to avoid spreading illness to people at-risk for severe disease.
  • If you are positive, anti-viral treatments such as Paxlovid, which can be taken by mouth, are available in Sweetwater County. They should be started within 5 days of symptoms. They are available by prescription at Walmart and Smith’s Pharmacies.
  • Covid-19 testing is available at the following locations: Curative at 1204 Hilltop Dr. Rock Springs, Castle Rock Medical Center, Aspen Mountain Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Walk-in Clinic, Rock Springs Community Health Center, and Sterling Urgent Care. Costs vary by location. If you’re uninsured or underinsured, Curative has testing available at no cost.
  • Vaccines have proven effectiveness at preventing severe disease. Public Health has COVID-19 vaccines available for 6 months and older. There are pharmacies and clinics across the county that carry vaccines as well. Please check with your provider or call Public Health for walk-in times based on age.