A second Campbell County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 24 hours, according to a March 31 release from Campbell County Public Health.
The patient is an adult female in her 50’s, according the release, and is currently being quarantined at home.
“Public Health is monitoring the patient and will continue to do so until the patient is released from quarantine by the Wyoming Department of Health,” Ivy Castleberry, public information coordinator for the county, stated in the release.
As of Monday evening, Public Health is monitoring 159 possible patients, Castleberry said, with 15 patients released from monitoring.
Campbell County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 has since been released from quarantine as of Thursday, March 26, per Castleberry.
Due to the lack of available COVID-19 test supplies, per the release, individuals who do not require hospitalization are being deemed a possible positive and are being instructed to self-quarantine at home. Healthcare providers, including CCH, are reporting these possible positive cases to Campbell County Public Health, who are monitoring these patients at home.
“Upon notification, a Public Health nurse is assigned to contact the patient to begin the monitoring process immediately,” Castleberry said. “Monitoring is done over the phone and includes a twice-a-day review of the patient’s current symptoms, and the family members living in the same house.”
Public Health fully anticipates more cases will be confirmed in the coming weeks, Castleberry noted, as more sample collection kits become more readily available.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 109 cases across 15 counties within the state including 26 recoveries.
There have been no COVID-19 deaths reported statewide.
As of the same time Tuesday, 140 people have been tested in Campbell County with 11 results currently pending.
Thus far, the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory has processed 1,563 tests statewide with an additional 544 tests reported from private, commercial labs.
Of those 109 positive cases, the majority have been adults between 60 – 69 years old, per WDH. The largest outbreaks have been 25 cases in Fremont County, followed by 22 cases in Laramie and 20 in Teton counties.
Public Health asks residents to stay vigilant in their efforts to self-isolate at home and social distance to slow the spread of the virus within the community.
For more Campbell County COVID-19 related information, please visit Campbell County’s website ccgov.net/covid19.