Lincoln County Has its First COVID-19 Coronavirus Patient

Lincoln County Has its First COVID-19 Coronavirus Patient

LINCOLN COUNTY — According to information from the Wyoming Department of Health, Lincoln County has its first COVID-19 Coronavirus patient.

As of April 3 at 3:53 am, Lincoln County has one laboratory-confirmed case in the past 24 hours, the WDH reported on its website.

According to a press release from Lincoln County Public Health, the department has received notification from the Wyoming Department of Health of the presence of the first case of COVID-19 in Lincoln County. At this time there is no evidence of community spread in Lincoln County, but there is evidence in surrounding counties.

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People who may have had close contact with a person who test positive for COVID-19 are identified and contacted by the WDH. Contact tracing is important as it helps to stop transmission of the virus within the community through early identification and prompt quarantine or isolation of the individuals who have potentially been exposed.

Currently, the patient has been ordered to isolate and is recovering at home. All family members related to this case are quarantined at home as well, the release states.


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What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, like a temperature of 100 or greater or a cough, DO NOT go to the Emergency Room.

Please call your primary care provider or either Castle Rock Medical Center (Green River) at 307-872-4590 or Memorial Hospital’s Triage Line (Rock Springs) at 307-522-8523. The hotline is available 24/7.

Health professionals will be available to discuss your symptoms and address concerns regarding COVID-19 to determine if a visit or further testing is necessary.

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

  • Social Distancing – Stay 6 feet apart from others and 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds regularly. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you sneeze or cough and then throw the tissue away. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched areas. For example: door knobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, tables, keyboards, phones, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with unwashed hands.

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