Sweetwater County Sees First COVID-19 Hospitalization

Sweetwater County Sees First COVID-19 Hospitalization

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has admitted the first COVID-19 patient in Sweetwater County.

ROCK SPRINGS – According to a press release this afternoon from the Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Sweetwater County has had its first hospitalization due to COVID-19 coronavirus.

As reported yesterday, a Rock Springs woman in her 50s is the most recent local case. She was admitted to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County today, where she remains in stable condition.

According to the EOC, Sweetwater County Public Health personnel began contact tracing immediately and have contacted all of the woman’s close contacts. Kim Lionberger, Public Health Director, urges anyone in the community who isn’t feeling well to seek medical care or get tested for COVID-19.

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“We had hoped that this day wouldn’t come,” said Kim White, MHSC Incident Commander. “However, now that it is here, MHSC is prepared.”

Dr. Melinda Poyer, MHSC Chief Medical Officer, reiterated those thoughts.

“We have been preparing for inpatient COVID patients for nearly two months with Incident Command,” Poyer said. “MHSC is fully prepared to safely care for our community.”

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