CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 739 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their 3 pm Thursday, Nov. 19 update.
The state has been adding an average of 570.6 new confirmed cases per day for the last 14 days.
That brings the total to 22,489 since the start of the pandemic. 155 probable cases were also reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 3,680.
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21 additional COVID-19 related deaths among Wyoming residents, including 9 Natrona County resident were also reported on Thursday. The WDH report a total of 176 COVID-19 related deaths among the state’s residents since the pandemic began.
As of Thursday, morning, Wyoming’s effective reproduction rate of the virus stood at 1.21, according to Rt.live. The number reflects the average number of new cases each case is expected to create. Anytime the effective reproduction rate is above 1.0, COVID-19 is expected to spread quickly.
The WDH reported 209 COVID-19 patients hospitalized across Wyoming on Thursday, down one from the record 210 patients on Wednesday. COVID hospitalizations crossed the 200 mark for the first time on Saturday.
A total of 12,817 people with a lab confirmed case and 2,087 with a probable case have recovered in Wyoming. 1,218 people with a lab confirmed case and 301 people with a probable case have recovered in Natrona County.
County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health. Total lab confirmed cases in each county (with probable cases in parentheses) are as follows:
- Albany 2,524 (221)
- Big Horn 369 (39)
- Campbell 2,213 (206)
- Carbon 478 (48)
- Converse 335 (193)
- Crook 245 (21)
- Fremont 2,401 (333)
- Goshen 439 (48)
- Hot Springs 94 (9)
- Johnson 162 (73)
- Laramie 3,192 (663)
- Lincoln 483 (78)
- Natrona 3,223 (691)
- Niobrara 24 (59)
- Park 1,026 (113)
- Platte 180 (100)
- Sheridan 1,233 (253)
- Sublette 240 (95)
- Sweetwater 1,186 (83)
- Teton 1,264 (34)
- Uinta 660 (209)
- Washakie 225 (49)
- Weston 293 (62)
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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.