An adult male resident in his 70s has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total cumulative cases in Campbell County to 19. The patient is quarantining at home, and as of now, Campbell County Public Health (CCPH) Public Information Officer Ivy Castleberry said by phone Friday, there appears to be no known connection to another lab-confirmed patient.
Contact tracing has begun, Castleberry further stated, adding that it’s too early to know whether or not this is a community-acquired case or how he might have contracted the virus.
As of Friday afternoon, there have been 19 cumulative lab-confirmed cases in Campbell County and nine more probables with 26 recoveries.
Despite the new case in Campbell County, state leaders are confident in the steady decline of new cases.
Speaking yesterday at a press conference in Cheyenne, Governor Mark Gordon said that over the past week, he has been pleased to see a downtrend in lab-confirmed cases after an uptick the week prior, noting that positive cases throughout the state are on the decline, testing at 2.3%, the lowest they’ve seen since April.
“This is very positive news,” he said. As of now, all current health orders will remain in place until June 15, he added, at which point he said they will be reevaluated to see what, if any, changes need to be made.
As of Friday, Wyoming’s statewide count remained unchanged from Thursday at 709 lab-confirmed cases. 212 probable, 17 deaths and 562 recoveries, per data from the Wyoming Health Department.