CHEYENNE– As of Friday morning, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reports 162 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Wyoming.
Out of Wyoming’s 23 counties, 17 of them have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19. Larmie County has the most cases at 37, with Teton following with 32 cases, and then Fremont County with 27 cases.
Sweetwater County remains at three confirmed cases.
The Sweetwater County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported yesterday that Castle Rock Medical Center reported that they have collected a total of 30 COVID-19 tests with 1 returned positive, 21 returned negative and 8 pending results.
According to the EOC, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County reported that they have collected 231 COVID-19 tests with 2 returned positive, 159 returned negative and 70 pending results.
Wyoming has 37 recovered cases and zero deaths, according to the WDH, remaining as the only state in the U.S. without a COVID-19 related death.
A total of 2,866 tests have been done in the state, with 2,034 being completed at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory, one at a CDC lab, and 831 at commercial laboratories.
To stay up to date on local and statewide COVID-19 news, visit SweetwaterNOW’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Page.
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, 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.
For current news, updates, closures and resources, please visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus page here.