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Wyoming’s 1st coronavirus patient given ‘appropriate follow up’


Wyoming’s first confirmed case of coronavirus was announced on Wednesday to be a woman in Sheridan County who had recently “traveled domestically.”

Wyoming Department of Health PIO Kim Deti said by email on Thursday afternoon that the patient was given an “appropriate follow up” and that no “specific or special recommendations for the community are warranted.”

Deti said the woman’s close contacts were identified and will be quarantined and monitored at home for any symptoms.

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“Everyone has been quite cooperative,” said Deti.

No other information was available.

The announcement of a confirmed case in Wyoming set off a chain of reactions on Thursday as sports social events were cancelled, including high school state basketball.

The high school state speech and debate tournament in Green River was also cancelled.

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: covid@cnchd.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.