8th COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Park County
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 18, 2020
One more case and more information on Cody’s COVID conundrum.
Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin has confirmed another new case of COVID-19 in Cody, this time in an adult female resident. The case was confirmed at Powell Valley Healthcare yesterday. But these is a common thread between most of these cases. Of the 8 total cases in Park County – and out of the 6 cases confirmed in the last week – 5 of those were related to a common job-related exposure. None of the Park County cases have been hospitalized, but a lab-confirmed case from Big Horn County was recently hospitalized at and has already been discharged from Cody Regional Health.
There has been one staff-related COVID-19 case in Yellowstone – a contractor working on one of the park’s current projects. They started displaying coronavirus symptoms while on the job. There’s still a lot of uncertainty surrounding this case. Contact tracing is being conducted by health officials, who at this point have not identified any close contacts with park employees or visitors. Since this person was not an official park employee, it was not counted as part of the staff tests. Nor has the case been added to the Park County or Wyoming totals.
Cody Regional Health has now seen 3 positive tests (1 in a Park County resident and 2 in Big Horn County residents) while Powell Valley Healthcare has seen 9 (7 in Park County residents and 2 in Big Horn County residents.) There are current 4 active cases in Cody, 2 in Powell, no current hospitalizations, and no deaths.