STATE UPDATE: Monday, October 5, COVID case count at 5660, 969 probable, 5272 recovered

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The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Monday increased by 114 cases to 5,660. The record for cases in a day is 162.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 969 probable cases along with 53 deaths. There were 112 new recoveries reported, 106 from lab-confirmed cases and six probable cases.

Case changes today were reported as follows: Albany (22), Big Horn (3), Campbell (12), Carbon (3), Converse (4), Fremont (10), Goshen (3), Laramie (11), Lincoln (4), Natrona (6), Niobrara (1), Park (3), Platte (2), Sheridan (8), Sublette (1), Sweetwater (3), Teton (9), Uinta (5), Washakie (2), Weston (2).

There are currently 1,123 active lab-confirmed cases state wide, including probables there are 1,304 cases.


The WDH lists 5,272 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 4,484

Number of probable cases recovered: 788

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 eight active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed case in the county was October 5.

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 68 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 5. Two deaths were recorded in Big Horn County. There are 20 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 249 lab-confirmed cases, 19 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 5, with 192 of the lab-confirmed cases and 16 of the probable cases having recovered. Two deaths were reported in Park County. There are 55 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 Monday, the WDH reports that there are currently 36 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported 13 cases. Fremont County reported seven cases. Sheridan County reported five cases. Albany and Goshen Counties reported two cases each. Big Horn, Campbell, Converse, Carbon, Laramie, Park and Sweetwater Counties reported one case each. As of Oct. 4, 19 out of 181 ventilators were reported in use in the state, it is unknown if their use is related to COVID.

State testing

Total tests completed: 169,964

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 69,495

Tests reported by commercial labs: 100,469

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


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: 619 (101) 238

Big Horn: 68 (11) 20

Campbell: 354 (36) 89

Carbon: 210 (33) 25

Converse: 114 (45) 33

Crook: 42 (7) 8

Fremont: 712 (91) 95

Goshen: 102 (15) 31

Hot Springs: 33 (5) 1

Johnson: 31 (13) 4

Laramie: 598 (186) 108

Lincoln: 197 (36) 67

Natrona: 570 (104) 143

Niobrara: 3 (2) 1

Park: 249 (19) 55

Platte: 35 (12) 14

Sheridan: 254 (81) 64

Sublette: 94 (29) 14

Sweetwater: 343 (20) 28

Teton: 592 (33) 52

Uinta: 295 (70) 13

Washakie: 112 (9) 8

Weston: 33 (11) 12

A recovery is defined as occurring when a patient has gone three days without a temperature and has seen improvement in respiratory problems.

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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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