STATE UPDATE: Monday, July 20, COVID case count at 1790, 397 probable, 1652 recovered

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The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Monday increased by a record 62 cases to 1790.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 397 probable cases, along with 24 deaths. They reported 37 new recoveries, 33 from lab-confirmed cases and four from probable cases. Numbers have been revised and there has been no explanation from the state regarding the death that was reported initially in yesterday morning’s numbers.

New cases today were reported in Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta counties.


The WDH lists 1,652 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 1,336

Number of probable cases recovered: 316

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.


There are four active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The newest case was confirmed on July 19. 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 990 tests with 929 negative and 22 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 27 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 16.

Hot Springs County has 11 lab-confirmed cases, three probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on July 19, nine of the lab confirmed and all of the probables have been listed as recovered.

Park County has reported 80 lab-confirmed cases, nine probable cases. The most recent cases were confirmed on July 16, with 54 of the lab-confirmed cases and five 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 Monday, the WDH reports that there are currently 13 hospitalized patients in the state. Laramie and Natrona counties reported three cases each. Park and Uinta Counties reported two cases each. Fremont, Hot Springs and Teton counties reported one hospitalization each. The state reported that two of the state’s 181 ventilators are being used statewide, but it is unknown if the use is related to COVID-19.

State testing

Total tests completed: 63,771

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 33,008

Tests reported by commercial labs: 30,763

(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 active lab-confirmed cases that have not had an outcome in their case.

Albany: 60 (7) 26

Big Horn: 27 (4) 18

Campbell: 77 (19) 10

Carbon: 21 (14) 8

Converse: 18 (11) 2

Crook: 9 2

Fremont: 374 (52) 72

Goshen: 9 (2) 3

Hot Springs: 11 (3) 2

Johnson: 18 (4) 2

Laramie: 261 (122) 75

Lincoln: 47 (13) 14

Natrona: 153 (25) 28

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 80 (9) 26

Platte 3 (1)

Sheridan: 31 (9) 7

Sublette: 11 (6) 3

Sweetwater: 168 (13) 34

Teton: 187 (36) 62

Uinta: 181 (41) 29

Washakie: 39 (5) 4

Weston 4 3

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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.)


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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