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.
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.
• 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)