Sublette County Public Health and the Wyoming Department of Health have been notified of the fifth lab-confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among Sublette County residents.
The patient is a female adult in her mid-30s from Sublette County. The individual is isolating and recovering at home. This case is not related to any of the cases reported earlier this week.
Wyoming Department of Health and Sublette County Public Health are following up to monitor and learn more about the person’s exposure risk and identify and communicate with anyone who may have been in close contact with the patient. Known contacts will be asked to quarantine, and to monitored for symptoms and tested if needed.
All the cases reported in Sublette County (to this date) have been able to identify a risk factor—through domestic travel, close contact to a known positive, or close contact with someone that has been ill. There is no evidence of community spread at this time. We are expecting to see an increase in the number of positive cases in Sublette County, as we test close contacts to these new positive cases and with the recent community activities over the past few weekends.
Symptoms reported with COVID-19 are cough, fever, shortness of breath, and sore throat, but research has shown the presence of other symptoms, including nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell and taste, and gastrointestinal symptoms, as well. If experiencing any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you call your healthcare provider and seek testing. A person can be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic and still spread the virus, too.
The public is encouraged to continue to follow these guidelines outlined by the CDC and WDH:
• Wear a cloth face covering when in public (like at grocery store, etc.) to protect others from possibility of asymptomatic transmission.
• Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) of others, especially those who are sick or may have been exposed.
• Stay home if sick
• Avoid large gatherings
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
For any questions, please call Public Health @ 367-2157. For current information on COVID-19 in Sublette County, go to the Sublette COVID-19 webpage at sublettewycovid.com.