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Wyoming COVID surge continues with record 381 new confirmed cases reported Friday


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 381 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their 3 pm update Friday, Oct. 23.

That is the highest number of new lab confirmed cases reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic. Wyoming has now seen a total of 8,918 lab confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

The WDH reported seven additional COVID-19 related deaths among the state’s residents on Thursday. Wyoming’s COVID-19 related death toll stands at 68.

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45 new probable cases reported Friday brought the total to 1,627. Recovery data had not been updated by the WDH as of 3:09 pm Friday.

County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health. Lab confirmed cases in each county are as follows (probable cases in parentheses):

  • Albany: 1,074 (140)
  • Big Horn: 177 (24)
  • Campbell: 702 (63)
  • Carbon: 264 (35)
  • Converse: 191 (92) 
  • Crook: 88 (10)
  • Fremont: 1,044 (145)
  • Goshen: 130 (18)
  • Hot Springs: 40 (9)
  • Johnson: 60 (23)
  • Laramie: 1,035 (331)
  • Lincoln: 270 (56)
  • Natrona: 992 (201) 
  • Niobrara: 3 (4)
  • Park: 479 (57)
  • Platte: 71 (44)
  • Sheridan: 478 (156)
  • Sublette: 120 (38)
  • Sweetwater: 428 (23)
  • Teton: 706 (34)
  • Uinta: 343 (82)
  • Washakie: 132 (12)
  • Weston: 91 (30)

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: covid@cnchd.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.