62nd positive Natrona County case announced, possible community spread

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department has announced the 62nd positive COVID-19 case within Natrona County.

Casper Natrona County Health Department has released the following information on the new case:

• Case #62 – Friday, May 29th, 2020; is a female in her forties whose exposure is currently unknown with possibility of community transmission

“The Casper-Natrona County Health Department and the Wyoming Department of Health are diligently working to complete thorough contact tracing on this new case. We assure you, we are working rigorously to identify and locate anyone else who may be ill or at risk from exposure and recommend they take the necessary precautions,” a written statement said Friday. “Due to increased testing capacity, we will provide testing to any contacts who may need it. All individuals who are pending test results or identified as possibly exposed are being contacted and advised of appropriate precautions to prevent further spread of illness within the community.”

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department says they want to remind the public that COVID-19 is still in the community.

Following the recommendations including washing hands often, using hand sanitizer when hand washing is unavailable, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, practicing social distancing, covering the mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and in public, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily helps slow the spread.

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