Cheyenne proclaims 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 sicknesses” in Massive 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 some other constructive circumstances, in line with an announcement from town of Cheyenne. They’re being quarantined at dwelling.

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

In accordance with the Wyoming Division of Well being, there are actually 24 circumstances 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 circumstances already counted.

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

All Wyoming’s circumstances 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, all the 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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