5th and 6th COVID-19 case confirmed in Natrona County

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CASPER, Wyo. – The Casper Natrona County Health Department says a 5th and 6th COVID-19 case has been reported in Natrona County.

A CNCHD statement sent to media Wednesday night follows:

Around. At 18.45, on March 25, Casper-Natrona County Health Department received notice of two additional cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. This brings the Natrona County case to 6 confirmed cases.

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Nationwide, there are 49 cases in the following counties: Sheridan, Laramie, Park, Fremont, Teton, Albany, Campbell, Sweetwater, Carbon and Natrona. The Casper-Natrona County Health Department and the Wyoming Department of Health are working diligently to conduct a thorough contact tracking on positive cases identified in Natrona County. This process includes interviewing the positive patient, collecting travel history or possible exposure locations, and identifying and reaching for any contacts as soon as possible. We assure you, we work hard to identify and locate anyone else who may be ill or at risk of exposure, and recommend that they take the necessary precautions.

The recently confirmed positive cases as well as immediate family members are currently being quarantined on the recommendation of health officials.

All positive patients are monitored by health officials to ensure appropriate precautions are taken to prevent further spread of disease in the community. We will provide more information as they become available about this rapidly evolving situation in the Natrona County Emergency Operations Center, Joint Information Center news briefing Friday 27. March 2020 at. 3 p.m., which is broadcast live on the Casper-Natrona County Health Department Facebook page, City of Casper Youtube, and local FOX and ABC channels.