CASPER, Wyo. — Three of four new cases in Natrona County have been tied to an outbreak at a residential treatment facility in Casper, and one is a case of unknown origin. This, according to officials from the Casper Natrona County Health Department.
Across Wyoming, officials say there have been 3,929 tests performed, 210 confirmed positive cases and 52 of those statewide positives have now recovered.
As of Monday morning, 25 cases were reported in Natrona County and 4 Natrona County residents have recovered.
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“18 out of the 25 cases in Natrona County can be tied to three groups of a positive origin,” Casper Natrona County Health Department spokes person Hailey Bloom said during a public briefing on April 6, 2020.
Here is what CNCHD has released about the most recent cases:
Case #22 – Saturday, April 4th, 2020; is a female in her 50s whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
Case #23 – Saturday, April 4th, 2020; is a male in his 20s whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
Case #24 – Monday, April 6th, 2020; is a male in his 50s whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
Case #25 – Monday, April 6th, 2020; is a female in her 70s whose exposure is unknown
Natrona County health officials say that they believe they have found three epidemiologically connected clusters of cases. Those clusters include one that is connected to travel within the state of Wyoming with 3 positive cases, another that is connected to international travel with 3 positive cases, and the third is connected to Wyoming Behavioral Institute with 12 positive cases.
At the Monday briefing, Bloom said that 456 tests have been performed in Natrona County between the main two testing facilities of Wyoming Medical Center and the Casper Natrona County Health Department.
389 of the tests were confirmed negative, 25 have been confirmed positive, and 42 test results are still pending.
The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:
What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.
If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.
Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.
For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Wash your hands often 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 that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.