Second Case in Washakie County confirmed

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Washakie County Public Health has been notified of a second confirmed COVID-19 case. The Wyoming Department of Health and Washakie County Public Health are currently investigating.

Amanda Heinemeyer, Washakie County Public Health Nurse Manager, said it is a male Worland resident in his 30s with no recent out of state travel or previous contact to a positive.

As per national protocol the Wyoming Department of Health and Washakie County Public Health are leading the investigation. Close contacts will be identified and notified of precautions.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, fatigue, cough, aches and pains, sore throat, headaches and shortness of breath. Dr. Zimmerman, Washakie County Health Officer reminds people to stay home and self-isolate.

Household contacts of a positive case are also told to stay home. Older people and those with underlying health conditions should maintain social distancing and stay home as much as possible.

Social distancing, frequent hand washing, covering one’s mouth after a cough or sneeze, and sanitizing surfaces are a few of the steps that can be taken to avoid the virus. Avoid contact with those who are sick if at all possible but if already sick, stay home from work.

The first case was tested for and is hospitalized in Hot Springs County. That case was confirmed on Friday, March 27.

The second Washakie County case and two other reported cases Wednesday brings the total in the state to 153.

The Wyoming Department of Health updates number of cases at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. See related story on this website.

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