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Wyoming coronavirus cases now at 37 with 8 new cases Tuesday
Wyoming coronavirus cases now at 37 with 8 new cases Tuesday
Wyoming health officials identified eight new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 37.
Wyoming health officials identified eight new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 37.

That total includes new cases announced Tuesday evening in Natrona, Sweetwater, Fremont, Carbon and Teton counties, according to local health officials and the Wyoming Department of Health. Another was announced earlier in Laramie County.

Sweetwater County's case was its first. That case involves a Green River man in his 40s. He is self-isolating at home, authorities there said in an announcement.

"We would like for this to be our one and only case, but we are aware this likely will not be the situation,” said Kristy Nielson, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County chief nursing officer. “We are taking precautions to minimize the spread; we ask the community to help us with this by following the advice we are providing.”

Meanwhile, officials announced a third case in Teton County, a third in Natrona County, an eighth in Cheyenne and an 11th and 12th in Fremont County.

All told, there are 37 cases identified in Wyoming.

Four of the announcements came within a span of a half hour Tuesday night, and two more — a fourth in Natrona County and a third in Carbon County — were announced an hour later.

No details about the two new Natrona County patients were immediately available.

Natrona County's second novel coronavirus patient, confirmed Monday night, likely contracted the virus after traveling internationally, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

There were no immediate details about the new Fremont County cases, the new Teton County case or the new Carbon County case.

Hailey Rodgers-Bloom, spokeswoman for the Casper-Natrona County Healthy Department, told media Tuesday that the second patient in the Casper area has been self-quarantining since they returned from their trip and that health officials don't believe there's an immediate danger of spread to the broader community.

The test for that Natrona County patient was taken by the health department and submitted to the state lab. The sample for the county's first patient was taken at a Wyoming Medical Center clinic.

The latest Cheyenne patient is in their 40s and has had contact with another confirmed patient, according to a city press release. Cheyenne's eight known cases are the state's second highest, surpassed by Fremont County's 12 patients.
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Wyoming coronavirus cases now at 37 with 8 new cases Tuesday
Wyoming coronavirus cases now at 37 with 8 new cases Tuesday
Wyoming health officials identified eight new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 37.
Wyoming health officials identified eight new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 37.

That total includes new cases announced Tuesday evening in Natrona, Sweetwater, Fremont, Carbon and Teton counties, according to local health officials and the Wyoming Department of Health. Another was announced earlier in Laramie County.

Sweetwater County's case was its first. That case involves a Green River man in his 40s. He is self-isolating at home, authorities there said in an announcement.

"We would like for this to be our one and only case, but we are aware this likely will not be the situation,” said Kristy Nielson, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County chief nursing officer. “We are taking precautions to minimize the spread; we ask the community to help us with this by following the advice we are providing.”

Meanwhile, officials announced a third case in Teton County, a third in Natrona County, an eighth in Cheyenne and an 11th and 12th in Fremont County.

All told, there are 37 cases identified in Wyoming.

Four of the announcements came within a span of a half hour Tuesday night, and two more — a fourth in Natrona County and a third in Carbon County — were announced an hour later.

No details about the two new Natrona County patients were immediately available.

Natrona County's second novel coronavirus patient, confirmed Monday night, likely contracted the virus after traveling internationally, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

There were no immediate details about the new Fremont County cases, the new Teton County case or the new Carbon County case.

Hailey Rodgers-Bloom, spokeswoman for the Casper-Natrona County Healthy Department, told media Tuesday that the second patient in the Casper area has been self-quarantining since they returned from their trip and that health officials don't believe there's an immediate danger of spread to the broader community.

The test for that Natrona County patient was taken by the health department and submitted to the state lab. The sample for the county's first patient was taken at a Wyoming Medical Center clinic.

The latest Cheyenne patient is in their 40s and has had contact with another confirmed patient, according to a city press release. Cheyenne's eight known cases are the state's second highest, surpassed by Fremont County's 12 patients.



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