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Wyoming adds record 1,251 confirmed COVID cases as Thanksgiving approaches


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 1,251 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their 3 pm Monday, Nov. 23 update.

That is the highest number of confirmed cases reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic. Wyoming started to see a surge in COVID-19 cases around the middle of September. 21,881 of the overall 25,560 confirmed cases have been reported since Sept. 13.

11 probable cases were also reported on Monday, bringing the total to 3,871.

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21 additional COVID-19 related deaths among Wyoming residents, including 9 Natrona County resident were reported on Thursday. The WDH reports a total of 176 COVID-19 related deaths among the state’s residents since the pandemic began.

Since Sept. 13, the WDH have reported 126 COVID-19 related deaths among the state’s residents. That equals about 72% of overall COVID-19 related deaths among Wyoming residents.

36 Natrona County residents have died after contracting the virus since the pandemic began.

As of Monday morning, Wyoming’s effective reproduction rate of the virus stood at 1.10, 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 Wyoming Department of Health reported a record 235 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals on Sunday, Nov. 22. There were 232 COVID patients hospitalized on Monday.

There were 13 COVID-19 patients reported in Wyoming hospitals on Sept. 13. Monday’s 232 COVID patients is a 168% increase in the number of hospitalizations since Sept. 13.

607 new recoveries from a lab confirmed case were reported Monday, for a total of 15,078. An additional 38 probable case recoveries were also reported for a total of 2,374.

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: 2,728 (230)
  • Big Horn: 403 (44)
  • Campbell: 2,426 (205)
  • Carbon: 578 (50)
  • Converse: 376 (192)
  • Crook: 263 (21)
  • Fremont: 2,719 (357)
  • Goshen: 534 (53)
  • Hot Springs: 127 (11)
  • Johnson: 194 (86)
  • Laramie: 3,738 (685)
  • Lincoln: 521 (79)
  • Natrona: 3,693 (754)
  • Niobrara: 43 (62)
  • Park: 1,085 (114)
  • Platte: 195 (103)
  • Sheridan: 1,462 (289)
  • Sublette: 287 (96)
  • Sweetwater: 1,473 (75)
  • Teton: 1,385 (48)
  • Uinta: 752 (198)
  • Washakie: 269 (56)
  • Weston: 309 (63)

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.

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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: 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.