Wyoming's first coronavirus case reported in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — A woman from Sheridan County has been diagnosed with the first reported case of coronavirus in Wyoming, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Health. The patient has recent domestic travel history.

WDH is following up to learn more details about the person’s exposure risk and to identify and communicate with anyone who may have been in close contact with the patient, according to the release. Known contacts will be monitored for symptoms and tested if needed. As is currently standard, the test result is considered to be a “presumptive positive” and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct further testing for confirmation.

In an email to The Sheridan Press, a representative of Sheridan Memorial Hospital said the team would provide an update with more information as it becomes available. 

Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, noted the current risk of transmission in Wyoming remains low for most residents.

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