The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday increased by 131 cases to 5,546. The record for cases in a day is 162.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 958 probable cases along with 53 deaths. There were 77 new recoveries reported Sunday.
Washakie County was among the counties with new cases — one new case reported on Sunday, bringing the total to 110. Big Horn County had three new cases on Sunday, six total for the weekend. Park County had five new cases, Hot Springs County did not not have any new cases.
The WDH lists 5,160 cases recovered.
Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 4,378
Number of probable cases recovered: 782
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 now six active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed case in the county was October 4.
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. One death was reported on September 1 for a death that occurred in July.
Washakie County Public Health has informed the Northern Wyoming News that they will no longer be providing county-wide testing numbers in their twice weekly situation report as of Aug. 10.
The Wyoming Department of Health shows 106 recoveries, 98 from lab-confirmed cases and eight of the probable cases.
Big Horn County has 65 lab-confirmed cases, 11probable cases. The WDH has 46 lab-confirmed and six of the probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent cases were confirmed on October 4. Two deaths were recorded in Big Horn County. There are 17 active lab-confirmed cases.
Hot Springs County now has 33 lab-confirmed cases, five probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on September 27. 32 of the lab confirmed and all of the probables have been listed as recovered. There is only one active case in the county.
Park County has reported 246 lab-confirmed cases, 19 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 4, with 191 of the lab-confirmed cases and 16 of the probable cases having recovered. Two deaths were reported in Park County. There are 53 active lab-confirmed cases in Park County.
The governor implemented new orders as of September 30, which allows for indoor sports, along with other modified state orders that are in place through Oct. 15. The new orders allow for additional seating in restaurants.
The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.
As of Friday, the WDH reports that there are currently 32 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported 14 cases. Fremont County reported eight cases. Albany, Campbell and Laramie Counties reported two cases each. Converse, Park, Sheridan and Washakie Counties reported one case each. As of Oct. 1, 18 out of 101 ventilators were reported in use in the state, it is unknown if their use is related to COVID.
Total tests completed: 169,344
Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 68,875
Tests reported by commercial labs: 100,469
(Commercial labs are required to report positive test results to WDH; negative results are not reported consistently.)
CASES BY COUNTY
Cumulative Cases by County
(First number is laboratory-confirmed cases; second is probable cases. Probable cases are close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.)
Albany: 597 (101)
Big Horn: 65 (11)
Campbell: 342 (36)
Carbon: 207 (32)
Converse: 110 (45)
Crook: 42 (7)
Fremont: 702 (90)
Goshen: 99 (13)
Hot Springs: 33 (5)
Johnson: 31 (13)
Laramie: 587 (182)
Lincoln: 193 (36)
Natrona: 564 (103)
Niobrara: 2 (2)
Park: 246 (19)
Platte: 33 (11)
Sheridan: 246 (78)
Sublette: 93 (30)
Sweetwater: 340 (21)
Teton: 583 (33)
Uinta: 290 (70)
Washakie: 110 (9)
Weston: 31 (11)
A recovery is defined as occurring when a patient has gone three days without a temperature and has seen improvement in respiratory problems.
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]
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