Sublette County Sees Surge in COVID-19 Positive Cases

Sublette County Sees Surge in COVID-19 Positive Cases

Sublette County is seeing a surge in the amount of COVID-19 positive cases.

SUBLETTE COUNTY — Sublette County ended the first week of November with case counts matching the surge in late September.

As we begin week two, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reports 3 new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County today.

The cumulative total of cases in Sublette County is 215 cases, with 34 currently active, 177 recovered, and one death.

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Due to this surge, Sublette County is issuing the following reminders:

  • Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t practical.
  • Follow public health orders.
  • People with a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.

Contact Tracing Changes:

Recent dramatic increases in Wyoming’s case counts have made it challenging for state and county public health representatives to handle the volume of contact tracing calls and related activities as quickly as they were able to at earlier points.

“To make the most of our available resources we will focus now on following up in a timely manner with residents who have tested positive. Close contacts may also receive calls at times from public health representatives, but only in certain priority situations and settings,” Harrist said.

The Wyoming Department of Health press release is posted here.

Mitigation Effectiveness:

On Friday, the CDC posted a new paper examining the effectiveness of COVID-19 mitigation measures.

In summary: “State-mandated stay-at-home orders and public mask mandates coupled with case investigations with contact tracing contributed to an 82% reduction in COVID-19 incidence, 88% reduction in hospitalizations, and 100% reduction in mortality in Delaware during late April–June.”

Read the details here.