Fourth confirmed case of coronavirus in Carbon County

Three previous cases fully recovered

Series: COVID-19 | Story 21

*UPDATE* 3:41 p.m. April 4, 2020

After further investigation, it was announced by the Carbon County COVID-19 Incident Management Team that there is indeed a fourth case connected to Carbon County. The individual is a male over 50 years old who tested positive out of state and is being treated out of state.

*UPDATE* 6:40 p.m. April 3, 2020

The Carbon County COVID-19 Incident Management Team has issued the following statement:

"We were notified by several local residents that the Wyoming Department of Health’s website is now showing 4 cases in Carbon County. Carbon County Public Health only has records of 3. The State Epidemiologist is currently investigating this issue but at this time thinks this is a data entry error. We will notify the public immediately if and when we hear of an actual 4th positive COVID-19 case."


Early Friday evening (April 3), data from the Wyoming Department of Health website confirmed a fourth confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Carbon County. The fourth case in the county is one of multiple that have pushed the statewide total to 166. On Friday afternoon, a situational debrief from Jacqueline Wells, public information officer for the Carbon County COVID-19 Incident Management Team, stated that the three previously confirmed cases for the county were fully recovered.

Wells added in the debrief, however, that there were six individuals currently under investigation by Carbon County Public Health for exhibiting COVID-19 related illnesses. Available data on the Wyoming Department of Health website shows that there have been 39 tests from Carbon County performed at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory and two tests are currently pending.

Along with the statewide total of 166 confirmed cases, 37 cases are listed as having fully recovered from the novel coronavirus. As of 5:47 p.m., there were still no deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Wyoming, making it the only state with no coronavirus related deaths.


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