COVID-19 UPDATE 3 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2020: State COVID count at 332, 279 total recoveries

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The Wyoming Department of Health on Thursday reported that at this time there are 332 laboratory-confirmed cases and 121 probable cases in Wyoming in 21 counties, and 7 deaths. Four deaths Monday were from the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Fremont County. One death of a Teton County resident was reported Wednesday night.

Laramie County has the most lab-confirmed cases at 81, followed by Teton County with 63 and Fremont County with 53.

Counties that have not reported a positive case yet are Platte and Weston.

The WDH lists 279 cases recovered. They are also reporting 16 hospitalized at this time and 54 total hospitalizations overall.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 203

Number of probable cases recovered: 76

Washakie County Public Health on Thursday reported 69 tests with 554 negative and 9 pending.

The Wyoming Department of Health shows six recoveries, three from lab-confirmed cases and three probable cases.

One of the positive Washakie County residents was collected in Hot Springs County and one is the out-of-state inmate.

The resident in the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital was released from the hospital on April 9.

Big Horn County has one lab-confirmed case, 2 probable cases, 0 recoveries per the Wyoming Department of Health.

Hot Springs County has one lab-confirmed case, 2 probable cases and one lab-confirmed recovery.

The governor has extended all state closures and gathering orders through April and added a 14-day travel quarantine. He also amended the curbside and take-out orders for restaurants. Only curbside delivery is allowed. No one is allowed inside restaurants.

See the orders on this website.

The county is at Level 3 status through April.

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.

WDH reports 16% hospitalized of lab-confirmed cases.

*PLEASE NOTE: Information about hospitalization status reflects only hospitalizations reported to the Wyoming Department of Health, therefore this information may be incomplete. This number indicates the number of patients that were ever hospitalized during their illness, it does not indicate the number of patients currently hospitalized.

Testing Numbers 7,764

4/23/20

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 3,860

Test completed at CDC lab: 1

Tests reported by commercial labs: 3,903

(Commercial labs are required to report positive test results to WDH; negative results are not reported consistently.)

Cases by County

(First number shows laboratory-confirmed cases; second shows probable cases. Probable cases are defined as close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.)

Albany: 6

Big Horn: 1 (1)

Campbell: 14 (4)

Carbon: 4

Converse: 10 (6)

Crook: 4 (1)

Fremont: 53 (6)

Goshen: 3 (1)

Hot Springs: 1 (2)

Johnson: 11 (4)

Laramie: 81 (36)

Lincoln: 6 (3)

Natrona: 39 (10)

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 1

Platte

Sheridan: 12 (4)

Sublette: 1 (2)

Sweetwater: 10 (6)

Teton: 63 (30)

Uinta: 6 (1)

Washakie: 5 (3)

Weston

For full stats go to https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-map-and-statistics/

Helpful Links

General Information

Learn more about coronavirus disease 2019 from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

(CDC information includes prevention strategies, case counts, frequently asked questions and answers, travel guidance.)

Questions?

If you are sick, please contact your healthcare provider. Wyoming residents with general questions about COVID-19 may send an email to [email protected]

Public health nurses can be a helpful source of information. Learn how to contact Wyoming’s public health nursing county offices.


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