Four new local coronavirus cases confirmed

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

SHERIDAN — Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Sheridan area Tuesday morning. 

Two are Johnson County residents, which appear to be linked to the other Johnson County cases, according to a release from the Sheridan County Incident Management Team. The other two cases are Sheridan County residents. One case appears to be linked to previous Sheridan County cases, and the other case does not appear to be linked to any of the previous cases in Sheridan County.

Sheridan County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hunter is "monitoring the situation closely to determine if the COVID-19 virus has become community spread within Sheridan County," the release stated. 

 The four cases were tested in Sheridan County. Sheridan County Public Health and Wyoming Department of Health are conducting follow-up investigations to determine at-risk close contacts. The two new Sheridan County patients are at their homes in isolation, doing well and being monitored by Sheridan County Public Health.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 10 in Sheridan County and seven in Johnson County. Four of the Sheridan cases have recovered.

Hunter continues to ask the Sheridan County community to follow the recommended guidelines shared by the CDC and WDH and follow the statewide orders to help slow the spread of the virus.


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