Casper-Natrona County Public Health Officer Hailey Bloom speaks to a room with media members, during a COVID-19 press conference on March 16, 2020 (Oil City News)
The Natrona County Health Department reports on a 7th confirmed case of COVID-19 in Natrona County.
This new case brings the state’s total case count to 57. There are now cases in the counties of Sheridan, Laramie, Park, Fremont, Teton, Albany, Campbell, Johnson, Hot Springs, Sweetwater, Carbon and Natrona. There have been no deaths associated with COVID-19 in Wyoming.
The new case is now being quarantined on the recommendation of health officials.
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The full text of the Natrona County Health Release can be seen below:
Around. At 8:30 pm on March 26, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department received notice of a further case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. This brings the Natrona County case to 7 confirmed cases. Nationwide, there are 57 cases in the following counties: Sheridan, Laramie, Park, Fremont, Teton, Albany, Campbell, Johnson, Hot Springs, Sweetwater, Carbon and Natrona.
The Casper-Natrona County Health Department and the Wyoming Department of Health are working diligently to conduct thorough contact tracking on this case and any 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 can 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 case as well as immediate household members are currently in quarantine 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 it is available on 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.
Hailey Bloom, Public Information Officer, Natrona County Public Health
From At 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 26, the Wyoming Department of Health reports 56 positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in the state. (Oil City News believes the official state citation does not yet reflect this recently confirmed case).
In states bordering Wyoming, a total of 1,725 cases are reported by the Centers of Disease Control and Convention as of 4 p.m. Wednesday (data updated at noon Thursday).
Cases reported from states bordering Wyoming are as follows:
- Colorado: 1,086
- Utah: 346
- Nebraska: 64
- Montana: 90 * Source (non-CDC)
- South Dakota: 41
- Idaho: 123
Nationwide, the CDC reports at least 68,440 cases of COVID-19 and 994 deaths related to the virus. This total may be out of date at the time of this article release because the number is updated daily at noon.
What to do if you feel sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says people who feel sick or exhibit symptoms should contact their primary care physician.
If you do not have a primary care provider and live in Natrona County, contact the COVID-19 hotline operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to people calling out of the county.
Officials do not ask you to self-report to the Emergency Room. People who have trouble breathing should call 9-11.
For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Practice social distancing by putting distance between yourself and others people. This is especially important for people who are at a higher risk of becoming very ill.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Cover cough and sneeze. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue as you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently affected surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, telephones, keyboards, toilets, taps and sinks.
A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 is available here.