Second COVID-19 patient admitted
18 recoveries recorded
May 13, 2020
A second person was hospitalized last week after testing positive for COVID-19.
According to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, a Green River woman in her 40s was admitted to the hospital’s emergency room May 5 and was tested using a fast-acting COVID-19 test. She was discharged the following day.
“We are saddened that we have another person hospitalized with this virus,” Kim White, MHSC Incident Commander, said.
On Monday, a 13th positive confirmation was announced. The man, a resident of Rock Springs in his 20s, self isolates at home and is connected to the 11th confirmed case, a Rock Springs woman in her 50s, who was also the first COVID-19 patient hospitalized at MHSC.
In Sweetwater County, the total unconfirmed, yet probable cases is listed at seven, with 18 total recoveries recorded.
Statewide, there have been 513 cases recorded, with 182 of those positive tests coming from Fremont County.
According to reports from the Wyoming News Exchange, the high number of coronavirus cases in Fremont County reflects the amount of testing done in the county, according to a health official.
Dr. Paul Ebbert, chief medical officer for Wind River Family and Community Health Care, told the Riverton Ranger that more coronavirus testing has been conducted in Fremont County than in any other county in the state.
“We’ve done about one-third of the testing in the state and we have about one-third of the (confirmed) cases in the state,” he said.