After a brief downturn in COVID-19 cases during the first week in August, cases in Campbell County ticked up this week with 17 new lab-confirmed cases and three more probables, according to a Aug. 14 update from Campbell County Public Health (CCPH). All are being monitored at home.
The bulk of the new cases have been tied to recent travel within the United States, per Campbell County Public Information Officer Ivy Castleberry, with only a handful attributed as community-acquired or linked to a lab-confirmed patient. Currently, CCPH is monitoring 62 additional contacts potentially linked to those individuals.
The travel destinations of the patients are not available, per Castlebery, nor is CCPH considering any type of mandatory quarantine for people traveling out of the state.
This brings the county’s cumulative total to 113 lab-confirmed cases and 26 probables, three of whom have been identified in the last 24 hours. Of this total, 111 patients have since recovered, including 93 lab-confirmed and 18 probables. One Campbell County resident has died to date resulting from complications surrounding the virus.
To date in Wyoming, there have been a cumulative total of 2,627 lab-confirmed cases, per Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) with 2,187 recoveries, and 492 additional probables of whom 414 have since recovered. Twenty-nine Wyoming residents have died from complications surrounding the virus, including the death of a Big Horn County man Thursday.