Uinta County Identifies First COVID-19 Positive Case

Uinta County Identifies First COVID-19 Positive Case

The first positive COVID-19 case in Uinta County was reported earlier this evening.

EVANSTON — The Wyoming Department of Health and Uinta County Public Health Office have been notified of the first known and laboratory confirmed case of corona virus in Uinta County.

The patient is an adult male and has been isolated in their home, and is recovering well, according to information on the Uinta County Public Health Facebook page. The testing was performed in Evanston.

WDH and Uinta County Public Health are following up to monitor and learn more about the person’s exposure risk and identify and communicate with anyone who may have been in close contact with the patient. Known contacts will be monitored for symptoms and tested if needed.

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This brings total case count in Wyoming to 138.

State Health Officer, Dr. Alexia Harrist has reminded everyone “of how genuinely critical it is to do their part.” This includes cooperating with the statewide public health orders, and the governor’s news release, “Stay home whenever possible, only going out when absolutely necessary.”

The public is encouraged to follow these guidelines outlined by the CDC and WDH:
• Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) of others, especially
those who are sick or may have been exposed.
• Stay home if sick
• Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and
surfaces
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For more information, please call Uinta County Public Health – Evanston: 789-9203 or Lyman 787-3800. Also, see cdc.gov or health.wyo.gov.