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CNCHD: 3 epidemiological clusters identified

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CASPER, Wyo. —  The Casper-Natrona County Health Department has released details regarding the exposure of recent patients who have tested positive for coronavirus caused COVID-19 in Natrona County.

Hailey Bloom with the Casper-Natrona County Health Department said at a briefing Friday afternoon that they’ve identified three “epidemiologically connected clusters of cases.”

During the briefing, Bloom explained that cluster one is connected to travel within the state of Wyoming, cluster two is connected to international travel and cluster 3 is connected to Wyoming Behavioral Institute.

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“This means that 14 out of the 21 cases in Natrona County can be tied to three groups of a positive origin,” Bloom said. “We have been told that The Wyoming Behavioral Institute is working with the Natrona County Health Officers to contain the virus and prevent further transmission to staff, patients and visitors.”

The following known status of recent COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Natrona County were supplied by the Casper Natrona County Department of Health:

  • Case number 10 is a female in her 50s whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with the Wyoming Behavioral Institute or WBI
  • Case number 11 is a female in her 50s whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
  • Case number 12 is a male in his 20s whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
  • Case number 13 is a female in her 60s whose exposure is
    believed to be related to direct contact with a known positive
  • Case number 14 is a male in his 60s whose exposure is believed to be connected to his work in healthcare
  • Case number 15 is a male whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
  • Case number 16 is a female in her 20s whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
  • Case number 17 is a female in her 40s whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
  • Case number 18 is a female in her 50s whose exposure is believed to be connected to her work in healthcare
  • Case number 19 is a male whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
  • Case number 20 is a female in her 20s whose exposure is believed to be related to affiliation with WBI
  • Case number 21 is a female in her 20s whose exposure is currently unknown


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.