Cheyenne pronounces fifth confirmed coronavirus case – Casper Star-Tribune On-line


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A well being official prepares to take samples for a coronavirus check from a journalist in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday. Well being officers are investigating an “sickness or cluster of diseases” in Huge Horn County.

A fifth case of coronavirus in Laramie County has been confirmed. 

The Cheyenne Laramie County Well being Division was notified of the constructive check Saturday: a Cheyenne resident of their 20s.

The affected person has not had shut contact with another constructive instances, in line with an announcement from the town of Cheyenne. They’re being quarantined at residence.

All 5 of the county’s instances reside in Cheyenne. 

In line with the Wyoming Division of Well being, there are actually 24 instances within the state. The Northern Arapaho Tribe introduced its first case Saturday, however it’s not but clear whether or not that affected person is among the many 9 Fremont County instances already counted.

Fremont and Laramie are the counties with essentially the most sufferers. Sheridan County has 4; Teton County has two; and Park, Campbell, Natrona and Carbon counties every have one. 

All Wyoming’s instances have been introduced since March 11. There have been no confirmed deaths right here due to COVID-19.

With Natrona County having its first case confirmed Friday night, the virus is now within the state’s largest inhabitants facilities.

Because the virus spreads, the entire state’s colleges have been shut down. Gov. Mark Gordon has declared a state of emergency, and he issued an order Thursday closing bars, museums, gyms and most different public areas. Moreover, he has prohibited gatherings of greater than 10 individuals, with some exceptions.

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