Sept. 23, 2020 Sublette County COVID-19 Case Count Update:
Total Cases*: 87
Active Cases: 26
Source: Wyoming Department of Health.
Summary: Total Cases = 87, an increase of 7 new cases in the last 24 hours. By Sept. 13, Sublette County had detected 54 total cases during the pandemic, which has risen to 87 total cases today, an increase of 33 new cases in 10 days.
There are currently 50+ people in isolation or quarantine in the Big Piney, Boulder, Daniel and Pinedale areas.
• Disease symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
• People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, chills, muscle pain or aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and new loss of taste or smell.
• Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
• People with COVID-19 can be symptom-free for up to five days, not realize they are carrying the virus, and spread it to others more at risk than themselves.
Help reduce community spread of COVID-19 by following these precautions:
• If you’re sick, stay home.
• Maintain social distancing.
• Wear face coverings.
• Wash your hands often.
• Cover coughs and sneezes
• Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly.
Why You Should Wear A Mask:
• Doing your part to slow the spread will help to ensure that we do not overwhelm our local healthcare system.
• Older residents and people with certain health conditions have a higher risk of developing more serious illness, so it is important that we keep this virus out of our senior citizen population and retirement center.
• Wearing a mask protects others. The research is clear: individuals with COVID-19 can be symptom-free for up to five days, not realize they are carrying the virus, and spread it to others more at risk than themselves.
• Wearing a mask may protect you as well. Research indicates that masks, which filter out a majority of viral particles, can lead to a less severe infection. Wearing masks can lead to milder or asymptomatic infections by cutting down on the dose of virus people take in.