Ten new Covid-19 cases reported Thursday; Seven now in FCSD#25

Riverton Middle School - RMS photo

Riverton Middle School Wednesday announced that two individuals within the school have been diagnosed with Covid-19. Riverton High School also announced a new COVID-19 case yesterday. As a district, Fremont 25 has now reported seven new cases in the last five school days, four at RHS, one at the Aspen Learning Center and the two at RMS.

As a whole, Fremont County reported eight new infections on Wednesday, bringing the total of active cases here to 73, a jump of 19 new cases this week alone. Since the pandemic hit locally, there have been 686 total cases, with 599 of those recovered. There have been 14 deaths in the county. Hot Springs County is reporting three active cases and in Washakie county, there are four active cases.

In neighboring Sublette County on the west side of the winds there are now 26 active cases, including seve new cases in the last 24 hour with more than 50 individuals in isolation or quarantine in the Big Piney, Boulder, Daniel and Pinedale areas.

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Statewide there have been a total of 4,368 cases, 801 more probable cases and 4,271 recovered with 50 deaths of state residents related to the virus.

The newly reported infections reinforce public health advisories that the Coronavirus is still spreading in the community and they continue to advise wearing cloth face coverings to limit the spread of the virus, social distancing of at least six feet between people, and frequent hand washing as a minimum. If not feeling well, stay at home.

Read Superintendent JoAnne Andre-Flanagan’s comments from Tuesday night’s school board meeting about Covid-19 here.

The school’s news release is copied below:

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