COVID cases added before July 4

Carbon County total raised to 15, statewide total over 1,300

Series: COVID-19 | Story 36

Prior to the July 4 weekend, two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were added to Carbon County bringing the total number to 15. The two additional cases come as Wyoming continues to see increases in confirmed cases across the state.

On July 2, Carbon County Public Health Nurse Manager Amanda Brown issued an announcement that local officials were notified of the 14th case by Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. According to Brown, an adult male under the age of 30 had tested positive for COVID-19 with one individual in connection with the confirmed positive as also being sick and considered a probable case.

The next day, Brown issued another announcement confirming Carbon County’s 15th case in an adult female under the age of 40. Brown added that one individual in connection with this case was sick and considered a probable case. While the notification of the 14th case came from MHCC, the notification of the 15th case came from the Wyoming Department of Health.

Both confirmed cases are Carbon County residents. According to Brown, the State of Wyoming and Carbon County Public Health would be conducting contact tracing and close contacts would be quarantined.

With 15 cases as of Monday evening, Carbon County is still on the low end for confirmed cases. According to the Wyoming Department of Health, Fremont County had 328 confirmed cases and 42 probable cases, Laramie County had 189 confirmed cases and 103 probable cases and Uinta County had 152 confirmed cases and 38 probable cases. Of the 1,349 lab confirmed cases and 974 have recovered and of the 326 probable cases, 260 have recovered.


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