ROCK SPRINGS — Wyoming saw a big jump in the amount of COVID-19 Coronavirus patient recoveries when it went from 62 to 94 today.
On April 8, Wyoming saw another slight increase in its amount of positive cases, which increased to 9, but the recoveries were up by about 30.
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, 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.
WDH is reporting that Wyoming now has 230 positive COVID-19 Coronavirus patients, 73 probable cases, 94 recovered patients, and zero deaths. On April 7, the total number of recoveries was 62.
The WDH states “probable cases include a total count of people who are a close contact to a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case and develop symptoms of COVID-19, but are not tested. This count includes probable cases that have recovered.”
Wyoming still has five counties without a reported case at this time, which are Big Horn, Hot Springs, Niobrara, Platte and Weston.
Sweetwater County Cases
According to the Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center Daily Situation Report from April 7, the first and second confirmed positive Sweetwater County patients are now fully recovered.
The third, fourth and fifth patients remain in self isolation in good condition with only mild symptoms treatable from home.
The sixth patient, a woman in her 40s living in Green River, is in fair condition and continues to manage her illness in self isolation from home.
Contact tracing suggests the fifth confirmed patient is tied to the second and third patients. Contact tracing for the sixth patient suggests she is tied to the fourth patient.
There are now three additional presumed-positive Sweetwater County patients who are self isolating, but have not been tested.
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What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, like a temperature of 100 or greater or a cough, DO NOT go to the Emergency Room.
Please call your primary care provider or either Castle Rock Medical Center (Green River) at 307-872-4590 or Memorial Hospital’s Triage Line (Rock Springs) at 307-522-8523. The hotline is available 24/7.
Health professionals will be available to discuss your symptoms and address concerns regarding COVID-19 to determine if a visit or further testing is necessary.
Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:
- Social Distancing – Stay 6 feet apart from others and
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds regularly. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you sneeze or cough and then throw the tissue away. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched areas. For example: door knobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, tables, keyboards, phones, toilets, faucets and sinks.
- Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with unwashed hands.
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