Eleventh Sweetwater County COVID-19 Patient Released From the Hospital Sunday

Eleventh Sweetwater County COVID-19 Patient Released From the Hospital Sunday

ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County’s 11th confirmed COVID-19 Coronavirus patient, a Rock Springs woman in her 50s, was released from Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County on Sunday, May 3.

The woman was notified Wednesday, April 29, that she had contracted the virus and was admitted to the hospital Thursday. She was released Sunday in improved condition, said Kim White, MHSC Incident Commander.

The woman’s contacts all remain quarantined, said Kim Lionberger, Sweetwater County Public
Health Director. Contact tracing has not indicated any further concerns at this time. Public Health
nurses continue to reach out and follow up with close contacts for symptom monitoring.

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“Everyone is doing well at this time,” Lionberger said.

Of the seven Sweetwater County people who are considered probable cases, all are recovered.
Sweetwater County Public Health begins contact tracing as soon as a positive patient is identified.

Through contact tracing, probable cases are identified. A “probable” case is defined as a close contact of a confirmed positive who is symptomatic.

As the state and counties begin to ease restrictions, many healthcare agencies and businesses will continue to require some type of face covering. Please, respect their wishes.


What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please call your primary care provider or seek medical attention.

Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:

  • Follow Public Health Orders
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
  • Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
  • Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.

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