Hot Springs County Unified Command announced at 5:45 p.m. Thursday that the county has identified a case of of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the county’s hospital in Thermopolis.
The patient is a Washakie County resident who is hospitalized in Hot Springs County and the state Health Department recorded the case as occurring in Washakie County.
Dr. Vernon Miller, County Health Officer said, “We will continue to be transparent in reporting to the community the progression of cases in our county.”
“Any need for increased safety measures will be rapidly communicated to the community. I am proud of the coordinated efforts of everyone in our community to combat this COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
“Though this is our first case, we do not expect it will be our last,” said Margie Molitor, CEO of the hospital. “I encourage community members to stay vigilant with protective measures as we work together to minimize the spread of this illness in Hot Springs County and the region.
“Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital will continue to report the number of tests, and the results thereof, conducted at the hospital and clinic as the CDC guidelines direct, and the needs of our patients and staff warrant,” she said.