9th confirmed COVID-19 in Natrona County, 87 total in Wyoming - Casper, WY Oil City News
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9th confirmed COVID-19 in Natrona County, 87 total in Wyoming

Casper-Natrona County Health Department public information officer Hailey Bloom talks during a Joint Information Center briefing on Friday, March 27. (City of Casper via YouTube)

CASPER, Wyo. – A ninth confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported in Natrona County, bringing the state’s total to 87 according to a release from the Casper-Natrona County Health Department on Sunday evening.

According to the release, the newly-confirmed positive patient and immediate household members are currently self-quarantining.

“The Casper-Natrona County Health Department and the Wyoming Department of Health is diligently working to complete thorough contact tracing on this case and any positive cases identified in Natrona County,” said the release.

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No other information on the case is available.

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.