Four new COVID-19 cases in Goshen County

Four new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Goshen County, which marks the largest single day jump in local cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

The new cases signify a quick jump in local case counts in the last two weeks. Seven new cases have been diagnosed since July 27. Altogether, there have been 16 total lab-confirmed cases in Goshen County, and two probable cases. Half of those have recovered and there have been no deaths, according to data from the Wyoming Department of Health. The WDH reported that 1,475 Goshen County residents have been tested.

The new cases are in adults. The 13th case is a female in her early 30s. The 14th is a male in his mid-30s. The 15 this a female in her late 20s. The 16th case is a female in her early 40s. All of the new patients are residents of Torrington.

As of this writing, it is unknown whether the cases are related or if they are symptomatic. The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating the cases.

The WDH reports that as of Monday morning, there have been 2,254 lab-confirmed cases in Wyoming, and 473 probable cases. There have been 26 lives lost statewide, and 75,827 people have been tested. 1,752 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus.

“Public Health is continuing to promote the importance of social distancing, the use of facemasks and frequent hand washing along with the use of hand sanitizer and all universal precautions to assist in the prevention of community spread. If you have signs/symptoms stay home and call your local health provider,” the press release said.

UPDATE: According to a release issued shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, two staff members and one contract member of the health care staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the virus which causes COVID-19, during mandatory testing at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington. Wyoming Department of Corrections is systematically testing all individuals, both staff and incarcerated, at its institutions in the state.

From the release: "A total of 935 tests were conducted.  Positive results were reported for two staff members and one contract health care staff.  There were no positive results reported within the inmate population."