CASPER, Wyo — The number of laboratory confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming has risen to 682 as of 3 pm Friday, May 29, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. That’s an increase of 15 from the 667 reported on Thursday.
No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Wyoming. The first Natrona County COVID-19 related death was announced on Thursday, bringing COVID-19 related deaths in Wyoming to 15.
Statewide, there are 209 probable cases of COVID-19, with no new probable cases reported Friday.
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Laramie County lab confirmed cases remain at 122 with 66 probable cases.
“Probable Cases include a total count of people who are identified to be a close contact to a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case AND develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days, but are not tested. This count includes probable cases that have recovered,” the WDH says.
Recovery data on the Wyoming Department of Health website had not been updated as of 3 pm Friday. As of 2:52 pm Thursday, 634 people were considered recovered, including 483 with a confirmed case.
166 in Laramie County were considered recovered as of Thursday, including 113 with a lab confirmed case.
“A case is defined as recovered when there is resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) for 72 hours AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” says the WDH.
Confirmed cases in each county as of Thursday afternoon are as follows (probable cases in parentheses):
- Albany: 23 (2)
- Big Horn: 4 (1)
- Campbell: 18 (13)
- Carbon: 9 (7)
- Converse: 14 (10)
- Crook: 5
- Fremont: 244 (29)
- Goshen: 4 (1)
- Hot Springs: 8 (4)
- Johnson: 14 (4)
- Laramie: 122 (66)
- Lincoln: 11 (4)
- Natrona: 62 (14)
- Niobrara: 1 (1)
- Park: 2
- Platte: 1
- Sheridan: 12 (4)
- Sublette: 1 (2)
- Sweetwater: 18 (8)
- Teton: 69 (31)
- Uinta: 9 (3)
- Washakie: 30 (5)
- Weston: 1
Note: Cap City reported 665 lab confirmed cases as of 12:30 pm Thursday. Two additional cases were reported by the Wyoming Department of Health Thursday, bring the total reported to 667 as of 3 pm Thursday.
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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: 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.