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Wyoming coronavirus cases rise to 15

2 new Sheridan County cases reported
Posted at 7:21 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 09:21:40-04

Three new coronavirus cases- two from Sheridan County- have been identified at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory, state health officials announced Tuesday night. A fourth case, reported earlier Tuesday , was identified by commercial reference laboratory testing.

The total number of cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has risen to 15 as of Tuesday night.

The new cases involve:

An adult female in Park County,

An adult female in Laramie County,
An adult male in Sheridan County
An adult female in Sheridan County.

No more information is available at this time regarding the Park County or Laramie County cases. The two new Sheridan County cases are close contacts of two previously identified cases from the county.

Wyoming health officials will follow up regarding exposure risks and will work to identify and communicate with contacts. Known contacts will be monitored for symptoms and tested as needed.

For more information about coronavirus disease 2019 and Wyoming, visit: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/ .

For more details about the disease from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html .