Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus have climbed to 150 across Wyoming as of 10:25 am Thursday, April 2.
Laramie County has seen the most number of confirmed cases at 36, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The number of cases in each county is as follows:
- Albany: 3
- Big Horn
- Campbell: 6
- Carbon: 3
- Converse: 2
- Fremont: 26
- Goshen: 1
- Hot Springs:
- Johnson: 8
- Laramie: 36
- Natrona: 19
- Park: 1
- Sheridan: 10
- Sublette: 1
- Sweetwater: 3
- Teton: 29
- Uinta: 1
- Washakie: 1
1,837 tests have been completed through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory. An additional 751 have been reported to the Wyoming Department of Health through commercial labs, with one test completed through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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13.3% of cases in the state have resulted in hospitalization, though the WDH adds that in 22% of cases, it is unknown to them whether a person has been hospitalized.
31 people are considered “recovered” across Wyoming.
“A case is defined as recovered when there is resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness or breath), AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” the WDH explains.
33.3% of people with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wyoming had some type of underlying health condition prior to catching the virus. In 28% of cases the Wyoming Department of Health doesn’t have that information.
The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:
What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.
If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.
Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.
For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.