CASPER, Wyo. — Three COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported at churches in Fremont County in July and August.

“We’ve associated approximately 45 cases to those outbreaks,” Fremont County Public Health said on Thursday, Aug. 27. “One of those outbreaks is still being investigated.”

“If you are inside with groups, please maintain 6 feet of separation minimum, wear a mask, and continue sanitation discipline. Also please call public health at (307) 857-3677 or (307) 856-6979 if you have symptoms.”

517 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Fremont County since the start of the pandemic. Fremont County Public Health add that 478 have recovered. 13 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Fremont.

39 new cases have been identified in the last two weeks, which is down from 58 the prior two weeks, the release adds. Fremont County Public Health say that one person is hospitalized due to COVID-19.

“Disease symptoms which may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, include fever, cough, shortness of breath of difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell,” the release adds. “Older residents and people with certain health conditions have a higher risk of developing more serious illness.”