Park County is seeing more recoveries and new cases of COVID-19.

The county’s number of active cases is at 50 (probable and confirmed), with one hospitalized, Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin said Saturday night. 

As of Thursday, of all Park County Cases (confirmed and probable), the average age is 41; Median age is 39; Youngest is 8; Oldest is 94. Males are 51% and females 49%.

Park County has had 79 confirmed cases and nine probable cases since March, is the most in the Big Horn Basin. Washakie County has 37, three hospitalized, as well as five deaths. Big Horn County has 25 cases.

The number of probable cases seen since the illness was first diagnosed in Wyoming grew to 346 on Thursday. A probable case is defined as one where the patient has symptoms of coronavirus and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested for the illness.

Recoveries seen since the mid-March also increased on Thursday, growing by 22 to total 1,313. The number included recoveries by 1,043 patients with confirmed cases and 270 patients with probable cases.

A recovery is considered to have occurred when a patient goes for three days with no fever and has seen improvement in respiratory problems.

The state had 442 active coronavirus cases on Thursday, including 366 people with confirmed cases and 76 with probable cases. 

Testing is recommended for all close contacts of confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients.

Those contacts who test positive (symptomatic or asymptomatic) should be managed as a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Asymptomatic contacts testing negative should self-quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure (i.e., close encounter with confirmed or probable COVID-19 case).

If testing is not available, symptomatic close contacts should self-isolate and be managed as probable COVID-19 cases.

If testing is not available, asymptomatic close contacts should self-quarantine and be monitored for 14 days after their last exposure, with linkage to clinical care for those who develop symptoms.

Billin said Powell Valley Healthcare continues to receive a steady supply of tests.

Curbside testing

• Powell Valley Clinic offers a self-administered nasal swab that’s collected and processed in-house at the lab the same day for $20, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Urgent Care at the Cathcart Building in Cody has a nasopharyngeal swab for $25, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.,that must be sent to the State Health Lab in Cheyenne to be processed.

(Leo Wolfson contributed to this story)

(5) comments

Trex

Anyone who reads this article will understand what is wrong with the media, a total of nonsense after reading you have not a clue of how many cases we have had on a daily basis. The public needs to know how many active today and how many new cases today, then we are smart enough to see the trend ourselves. A seventh grader in journalism could do better, hello!!!

Jim Jones

Here's a homework assignment for the "reporters" at the Cody Enterprise. The Wyoming Department of Heath lists Covid-19 related deaths only. Evidently, nobody in Wyoming has died of just Covid-19. You might, maybe, if you're not too busy, ask what that means. As in "If I get diagnosed with Covid-19 at 9:00AM and crash my Cessna at 10:30AM, would my death be Covid-19 related?" Have you guys even bothered to take a look at any death certificates?

Fox Blue River

Stable after the 4th? Give it two or three weeks, but I really hope it doesn't increase.

Jim Jones

You're free to self quarantine, Fox. Stay inside and unemployed and you'll be Covid-19 free, guaranteed.

Fox Blue River

Not sure what the point of that reply was idiot. First off 23 people in Wyoming have died from Covid-19, not to mention some of the 1700 so far reported cases that some of whom will have permanent lung damage. You know whenever conservative people like yourself come on the internet and tell people to do a "homework assignment" you absolutely always have the facts wrong. Did you get your info from college dropout Sean Hannity or from OAN?

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