CASPER, Wyo. — An announcement from Fremont County Officials on Tuesday night said that the Wyoming county of Fremont has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus caused COVID-19.
Fremont County has been among the hardest hit in numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming. Since the beginning of the Pandemic, Fremont County has reported 10 cases. Now officials are saying that two of those individuals have “fully recovered and been released from isolation.”
Ten of the confirmed cases were reportedly confined to the Showboat Retirement Center, in Lander. The Tuesday night announcement is unclear if the two additional cases are also related to the retirement center.
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The full, albeit brief, statement from Fremont County is as follows:
As of this evening we have two new patients in Fremont County that have tested positive for the COVID-19 bringing the total number to 12. There no available details at this time.Fremont County Statement March 24, 2020
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.