ROCK SPRINGS — Wyoming’s number of COVID-19 Coronavirus cases has continued to increase over the weekend and has now broke the 200 mark.
According to the latest update from the Wyoming Department of Health, April 6, at 10 am, Wyoming now has 210 cases of COVID-19. There are still five counties without a reported case, Big Horn, Hot Springs, Niobrara, Platte and Weston.
So far, there have been 52 COVID-19 patients who have recovered. 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.
Sweetwater County’s first patient, a male in his 40s, has recovered. His close contacts will be quarantined until April 10. The second person, a male in his 20s, remains in good condition and continues to self isolate at home. Only five of his contacts meet state testing criteria. The third person, a child, is in the same home as the second person, and remains in good condition in self isolation.
In Sweetwater County, two additional cases were reported on Saturday, April 4, taking the county’s total to five. The first was a male in his 30s, living in Rock Springs, while the second was a woman in her 40s, living in Green River. Both 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.
Healthcare Workers and Staying Home are Essential
On Sunday, April 5, Governor Mark Gordon and First Lady Jennie Gordon used social media to encourage residents to stay home. They also stressed the importance of healthcare workers.
First Lady Gordon said the critical element is the healthcare workers themselves.
“We cannot allow them to become overwhelmed,” First Lady Gordon said. “They are courageous and indispensable.”
“They simply cannot be replaced,” Governor Gordon said. “And if we don’t have them, all the beds and ventilators in the world won’t help us.”
THE LATEST COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS NEWS & INFO FROM THE WYOMING DEPT. OF HEALTH
What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please call your primary care provider or seek medical attention.
Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:
- Follow Public Health Orders
- Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
- Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
- Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
- Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.
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