CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Health added 67 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their daily update at 3 pm Friday, Aug. 14. That is the highest number of new lab confirmed cases reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic.
That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases in Wyoming to 2,694. (NOTE: The WDH reports 2,703 total lab confirmed cases on their COVID-19 State and County Dashboards page. Cap City has reached out to the WDH in regard to the discrepancy between this page and data on their COVID-19 Map and Statistics page. We’ll provide updates if those become available.)
The probable case count was revised down by three to 489 on Friday. The latest COVID-19 related death was reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 30 in Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
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2,222 people with a lab confirmed case and 419 with a probable case have reportedly recovered.
County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health. Lab confirmed cases in each county (probable cases in parentheses) are as follows:
- Albany: 84 (8)
- Big Horn: 33 (4)
- Campbell: 120 (26)
- Carbon: 83 (23)
- Converse: 21 (10)
- Crook: 11
- Fremont: 455 (60)
- Goshen: 32 (5)
- Hot Springs: 20 (3)
- Johnson: 20 (5)
- Laramie: 370 (142)
- Lincoln: 75 (26)
- Natrona: 208 (37)
- Niobrara: 1 (1)
- Park: 132 (12)
- Platte: 5 (1)
- Sheridan: 59 (19)
- Sublette: 32 (8)
- Sweetwater: 256 (15)
- Teton: 350 (33)
- Uinta: 233 (44)
- Washakie: 89 (7)
- Weston: 5
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: email@example.com
- 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.