County's virus total still 38, but more now asked to self-isolate

Apr 10, 2020 From staff reports

The number of lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in Fremont County has stayed the same all week, the Wyoming Department of Health reported Thursday afternoon.

The 38-patient total includes 24 people from Lander, 13 people from the Wind River Indian Reservation and one person from Riverton, local officials said Friday.

Fifteen-percent have required hospitalization, the WDH said.

Fort Washakie

More than 31 people with symptoms of coronavirus in Fort Washakie were asked to self-isolate from Wednesday to Thursday, local officials said - 70 percent of the countywide total for that day, which included five patients each in Lander and Riverton, and three in Ethete.

Officials have said more than 750 people with symptoms of the virus in Fremont County have been asked to self-isolate over the past two weeks.

'Probable cases'

The WDH said there are seven "probable cases" of coronavirus in Fremont County involving people who have been in close contact with lab-confirmed patients and have symptoms consistent with the virus. Six of Fremont County's lab-confirmed patients have recovered, as have three of the probable cases.

There are 10 tests pending at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory from Fremont County, the WDH said, and the WPHL has tested 259 Fremont County patients so far.

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