Six Sweetwater County COVID-19 Patients Have Recovered

Six Sweetwater County COVID-19 Patients Have Recovered

ROCK SPRINGS — As of April 20, there are 10 lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 Coronavirus cases and six probable cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County.

Of these 16 total cases, county health officials reported seven cases remain active, while six lab-confirmed positive, and three probable patients have now recovered, according to the April 20 Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center report.

All remaining active patients are in self-isolation in fair to good condition with only mild symptoms treatable from home.

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The out-of-state traveler who tested positive while passing through Sweetwater County, whose positive testing result is reflected in hospital testing numbers but not in the county or state’s total case numbers, has now fully recovered and returned to his home in Florida.

To date, no local patients have been hospitalized, and there have been no COVID-19 related deaths in Sweetwater County.

Sweetwater Memorial reported it has collected 527 COVID-19 tests with 500 returned negative, 9 positive and 18 pending results.

Castle Rock Medical Center reported it has collected 80 COVID-19 tests with 73 returned negative, 2 positive and 5 pending results.

The emergency operations center’s unified incident command team announced they are working with the sheriff’s office and local school districts to 3D print enough reusable N95 masks to equip all local police, fire and emergency medical first responders with a mask and extra filter. To date, this partnership has produced over 100 of these masks.


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