Four cases added in Carbon County
County total now at 13 confirmed cases, public health observing over 200 COVID-like illnesses
June 17, 2020
While Carbon County is still relatively low in its total numbers of cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), four new cases have been added to the count within the past week. Additionally, it was announced by the Carbon County COVID-19 Incident Management Team that one of the out-of-county cases had passed away.
On June 10, Jacquelin Wells, public information officer for the incident management team, announced the 10th confirmed case of COVID-19 in a male over the age of 50. Additionally, two other individuals connected to the male were considered probable cases. Two days later, it was announced that a male over the age of 40 was Carbon County’s 11th case and was connected to the 10th case.
Additionally, one of the non-county residents that had been previously diagnosed with COVID-19 had passed away.
On Saturday, June 13, the 12th and 13th cases were announced. Two females under the age of 25 and who were in connection with the 10th and 11th case had tested positive for COVID-19.
The county is still on the low end of numbers for the state. In addition to the four new cases announced within the past week, Carbon County Public Health is observing 203 COVID-like illnesses and, of those, 145 have recovered. As of June 16, Fremont County had 276 confirmed cases and 32 possible cases, Laramie County had 129 confirmed cases and 67 possible cases, and Uinta County had 77 confirmed cases and 11 possible cases.