COVID-19 Cases Increasing In Park County | Big Horn Basin Media

COVID-19 Cases Increasing In Park County

Written by on October 4, 2020

COVID-19 is more prevalent in Park County, which means more active cases and more evidence that the virus is present in the systems of Park County residents.

Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin confirmed a sizeable increase in the number of active cases in Park County. Last Monday, September 28, there were 27 active cases. As of Sunday, October 4, there were 38 active cases.

The total number of cases in Park County has increased from 264 to 295 in just 5 days.

NEW PARK COUNTY CASESIn the last 5 days total cases in Park County has increased from 264 to 295 (31 new cases) and…

Posted by Park County Wyoming Health Officer on Sunday, October 4, 2020

In the past two weeks, Park County’s total number of cases has grown from 231 to 295.

Wyoming continues to have an effective reproduction rate of 1.27%. That remains the highest in the nation, as has been so since mid-September.

There are an estimated 525 people in Cody who are actively shedding the virus, based on the latest wastewater samples taken from the Cody municipal sewage system.

Dr. Billin has a particular suggestion on how to avoid acquiring the virus and keeping Park County safer: consider your travel to Billings.

Yellowstone County, Montana has a much higher number of cases and 69 deaths attributed to COVID-19. It’s two times as many confirmed cases and five times are many deaths as Park County. The official state website of Montana has confirmed active community transmission throughout the county and Billings.

Billin advocates that people travel to Billings with caution, and only when necessary.

As a cluster in Park County has never been traced back to a tourist, we must consider Billings as a contributor to our cases,” Billin said. “Although Montana has a mask mandate, we may be better off wearing masks and limiting our trips to Billings.”

Wyoming’s total COVID-19 death county increased to 53 last week, with an additional three deaths, two in Natrona County, and one in Campbell County.

Park County’s death count stands at two.

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