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Teen tests positive for COVID-19

  • Category: Health & Wellness
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  • Written By: Deb Sutton, Sweetwater Memorial Public Information Officer
Teen tests positive for COVID-19

A Rock Springs teen was notified Wednesday, May 13, she has contracted COVID-19.

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County was notified by private lab. The teen, a female, is in good condition and continues to self-isolate at home, according to Sweetwater County Public Health.

This is Sweetwater County’s 14th case. It has been determined that case No.14 is connected to cases No. 11 and No. 13. Further contact tracing continues. Sweetwater County Public Health begins contact tracing as soon as a positive patient is identified. Through contact tracing, probable cases are identified. A “probable” case is defined as a close contact of a confirmed positive who is symptomatic.

Two of the 14 previous cases were hospitalized for a brief time.

Sweetwater County’s 11th confirmed case – a Rock Springs woman in her 50s – was admitted to Sweetwater Memorial on April 29 and discharged May 3. The 12th confirmed case – a Green River woman in her 40s – was admitted to MSHC late in the evening May 5. She was discharged the next day.

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.

More health and community updates can be found at sweetwatermemorial.com, sweetwater311.org, covid19.wyo.gov, and cdc.gov.