STATE UPDATE: Tuesday, July 14, COVID case count at 1581, 370 probable, 1462 recovered

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The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday increased by 36 to 1581.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 370 probable cases, along with 22 deaths. The newest death was reported Tuesday morning in Sweetwater county in an older male who had prior known conditions.They reported 50 new recoveries, with 45 being from lab confirmed and five from probable cases.

New cases today were reported in Albany, Crook, Fremont, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta counties.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 1,462 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 1,176

Number of probable cases recovered: 286

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.

COUNTY STATS

There are three active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The newest case was confirmed on July 11. The original cluster of 29 cases between May 15 and June 4 saw a majority of the cases at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation result in five deaths, and another death from a former resident of the facility with permanent Montana residency. A small amount of the original cases were in the community. The original cluster had all cases recovered on July 6 the day before the newest batch of cases.

The Wyoming Department of Health is asking anyone who attended services July 2-4 provided by St. Mary Magdalen Church to consider getting tested. Please see related story on this website.

**Please note that as of June 11 the Washakie County Department of Health posts their numbers for the county in the morning on Mondays and Thursdays.**

Washakie County Public Health reported 958 tests with 905 negative and 16 pending with five probable cases.

The Wyoming Department of Health shows 35 recoveries, 30 from lab-confirmed cases and five probable cases.

Big Horn County has 26 lab-confirmed cases, four probable cases. The WDH has nine lab-confirmed and three probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent case was confirmed on July 11.

Hot Springs County has nine lab-confirmed cases, three probable cases. All of the lab-confirmed and probable cases have been listed as recovered as of June 9.

Park County has reported 76 lab-confirmed cases, nine probable cases. The most recent cases were confirmed on July 14, with 41 of the lab-confirmed cases and four of the probable cases having recovered.

The governor implemented new orders as of June 15, which allows for gatherings of people outdoors with social distancing guidelines of up to 250 people, along with other modified state orders that are extended through the end of July.

The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.

As of Tuesday, the WDH reports that there are currently 14 hospitalized patients in the state. Laramie, Natrona and Sweetwater counties reported also reported three cases each. Albany County reported two cases. Campbell, Park and Teton counties reported one hospitalization each. The state reported that four of the state’s 180 ventilators are being used statewide, but it is unknown if the use is related to COVID-19.

State testing

Total tests completed: 57,245

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 29,779

Tests reported by commercial labs: 27,466

(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.) Numbers in bold depict lab-confirmed active cases that have not had a result yet.

Albany: 45 (7) 15

Big Horn: 26 (4) 17

Campbell: 71 (18) 17

Carbon: 16 (13) 3

Converse: 17 (11) 1

Crook: 8 1

Fremont: 349 (48) 59

Goshen: 8 (2) 2

Hot Springs: 9 (3)

Johnson: 18 (4) 2

Laramie: 236 (116) 59

Lincoln: 36 (7) 11

Natrona: 145 (26) 45

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 76 (9) 35

Platte 3 (1)

Sheridan: 25 (8) 8

Sublette: 6 (4) 1

Sweetwater: 145 (11) 40

Teton: 132 (32) 27

Uinta: 168 (40) 25

Washakie: 38 (5) 3

Weston 3 2

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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