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Thursday: 25 new lab confirmed COVID cases in Wyoming, 32 more recoveries


25 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Wyoming as of 3 pm Thursday, August 6. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases reported in Wyoming to 2,449,  according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

Probable cases rose by 10 on Thursday to 509. 

The Northern Arapaho Tribe announced on Thursday the death of an elder male who had tested positive for COVID-19. The tribe said he was the husband of an elder woman who the Wyoming Department of Health reported on Monday had died after testing positive for COVID-19.

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The man’s death would bring Wyoming’s overall COVID-19 related death count to 28. However, the Wyoming Department of Health still listed COVID-19 related deaths in the state at 27 as of 3 pm Thursday.

WDH Public Information Officer Kim Deti said that the department has to complete “certain steps and procedures” before they can announce COVID-19 related deaths.

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

  • Last 21 days: 35.48
  • Last 14 days: 34.93
  • Last 7 days: 26.71

32 new recoveries from among those with a lab confirmed case in Wyoming were reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 1,969. Probable case recoveries rose by 11 to 397.

Laramie County has seen 346 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 146 probable cases. 280 people with a lab confirmed case and 116 with a probable case have reportedly recovered.

79,982 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming. That includes 39,725 from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory. 3.2% of tests overall have come back positive.

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

  • Albany: 79 (9)
  • Big Horn: 32 (4)
  • Campbell: 96 (22)
  • Carbon: 64 (24)
  • Converse: 20 (12)
  • Crook: 10
  • Fremont: 431 (67)
  • Goshen: 21 (2)
  • Hot Springs: 16 (3)
  • Johnson: 18 (5)
  • Laramie: 346 (146)
  • Lincoln: 75 (26)
  • Natrona: 191 (37)
  • Niobrara: 1 (1)
  • Park: 118 (10)
  • Platte: 4 (1)
  • Sheridan: 48 (20)
  • Sublette: 30 (8)
  • Sweetwater: 239 (14)
  • Teton: 327 (40)
  • Uinta: 225 (47)
  • Washakie: 53 (6)
  • Weston: 5

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.