Rock Springs — Recent COVID-19 Coronavirus numbers from the Wyoming Department of Health are showing Wyoming is getting close to breaking the 200-case mark.
WDH released its latest numbers around 10:30 am on April 5, the total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 197 and Crook County has reported its first case. The five counties without any reported cases are, Big Horn, Hot Springs, Niobrara, Platte and Weston.
So far, 3,237 tests have been completed in the state. Of the 197 who have tested positive, 50 have recovered, and there have been no deaths reported. According to the WDH, a case is identified as recovered when there is a resolution of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is an improvement in respiratory symptoms for 72 hours and at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Meanwhile in Sweetwater County, two additional cases were reported on Saturday, April 4. The first was a male in his 30s, living in Rock Springs, who had tested positive for COVID-19. The second was a woman in her 40s, living in Green River, who also tested positive for COVID-19.
Both patients remain in good condition and continue to self isolate at home, according to Sweetwater County Public Health. Contact tracing by Sweetwater County Public Health is under way on both the fourth and fifth people who tested positive for COVID-19.
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