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Friday: 49 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wyoming, 53 recoveries


CASPER, Wyo — 49 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Wyoming as of 3:18 pm on Friday, July 24. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases to 1,972, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

Nine new probable cases were reported in Wyoming on Friday bringing the total to 433.

The WDH reported Tuesday that a Campbell County woman had died who previously tested positive for COVID-19. That brought the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Wyoming to 25.

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62 new lab-confirmed cases were reported Monday, the highest single-day increase in Wyoming since the start of the pandemic. The previous record was 44 new cases on June 23 and July 6.

As of Friday the WDH reports the average number of lab confirmed COVID-19 cases per day as follows:

  • Last 21 days: 31.81
  • Last 14 days: 34.5
  • Last 7 days: 36.57

53 new recoveries from among those with a lab-confirmed case in Wyoming were reported on Friday, bringing the total to 1,510. Ten additional probable case recoveries brought the total to 347.

67,700 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming as of Thursday. That includes 33,135 from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory. 3% of tests overall have come back positive. Testing data had not been updated at the time of this report Friday.

Confirmed COVID-19 case counts by county as of Friday are listed below, with probable cases in parentheses:

  • Albany: 68 (8)
  • Big Horn: 29 (4)
  • Campbell: 83 (20)
  • Carbon: 41 (19)
  • Converse: 19 (11)
  • Crook: 9
  • Fremont: 387 (57)
  • Goshen: 9 (2)
  • Hot Springs: 13 (3)
  • Johnson: 18 (4)
  • Laramie: 283 (126)
  • Lincoln: 55 (26)
  • Natrona: 160 (27)
  • Niobrara: 1 (1)
  • Park: 88 (9)
  • Platte: 4 (1)
  • Sheridan: 31 (9)
  • Sublette: 19 (6)
  • Sweetwater: 198 (12)
  • Teton: 227 (37)
  • Uinta: 186 (46)
  • Washakie: 40 (5)
  • Weston: 4

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:

  • 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.