18th Confirmed Positive COVID-19

Joint Press Release


CONTACTS:         Carma Roper, Inyo County Public Information Officer, croper@inyocounty.us

                              Barbara Laughon, NIHD Public Information Officer, Barbara.Laughon@nih.org


Inyo County has 1 new confirmed positive COVID-19 case
bringing the total COVID-19 positive cases to 18

 INYO COUNTY, April  17, 2020 – Inyo County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. James Richardson, received notification this afternoon from Northern Inyo Healthcare District regarding one new positive COVID-19 case for an Inyo County resident. The current total of positive COVID-19 cases in Inyo County is now at 18. The most recent case presented to Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Rural Health Clinic with symptoms associated with COVID-19, and was tested for COVID-19 based on symptoms and other risk-factors.

Inyo County Public Health is working to determine the source of the infection, and is conducting investigations to identify potential exposures and notify contacts. At this time the patient is currently isolated. As of April 16, Inyo County has 20 tests pending and 155 negative cases. The turnaround time on test results is approximately 48 hours at this time.

The public must continue to practice preventative measures such as wearing a cloth or fabric face mask when conducting essential activities outside the home, avoiding contact with sick individuals, wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, practicing social distancing, and adherence to State and County Orders. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath, and think you may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

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