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First COVID-19 positive confirmed in Albany county, total climbs to 44 in Wyoming

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health has reported some additional cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Wyoming. During the press conference on Wednesday, March 25, Governor Mark Gordon said their were 41 confirmed cases in the state.

As of 3:05 pm, that number had climbed to 44, according to the state health department. That includes the first case confirmed in Albany County.

Ten of 23 Wyoming counties now have confirmed COVID-19 cases. Gordon said at the press conference that just because a county doesn’t have a confirmed case doesn’t mean the virus isn’t also present there.

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The health department says that 2,650 COVID-19 tests will be distributed to all Wyoming counties by the end of the week.

Personal protective equipment for medical professionals is also being distributed.

Gordon said that school closure timelines are under review and that he is hoping to avoid issuing a shelter-at-home order.

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email:

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.