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County has its 16th COVID-19 case

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  • Written By: Deb Sutton, Sweetwater Memorial Public Information Officer
County has its 16th COVID-19 case

A Rock Springs man is Sweetwater County’s 16th case of COVID-19.

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County was notified by private lab Saturday, May 16, a man in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19. He is in good condition and is isolating at home, according to Sweetwater County Public Health.

The case does not appear to be linked to previous COVID-19 cases. Sweetwater County Public Health is continuing contact tracing efforts.

Eleven lab-confirmed cases are now recovered, according to Sweetwater County Public Health.

As the state and county ease restrictions, healthcare providers say it is more important than ever to remain vigilant in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Many healthcare agencies and businesses will continue to require some type of face covering. Please, respect their wishes.

To stop community spread, it’s important to stay 6-feet away from people you are not housed with, send only one person to the grocery story, and stay home if possible. Don’t touch your T-zone – eyes, nose and mouth. Cover your cough – cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, NOT in your hands. Wear a face covering.

If you have questions about travel, lodging, food or other issues related to COVID-19, call Sweetwater311 at 307-212-5440. If you have a temperature of 100 or greater or a cough, call your provider; call the MHSC COVID-19 Nurse Triage Line at 307-522-8523, or call Castle Rock Medical Center at 307-872-4500 to discuss COVID-19 symptoms.

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