STATE UPDATE: Tuesday, October 13, COVID case count at 6740, 1224 probable, 6181 recovered

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The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday increased by 112 cases to 6,740. The record for cases in a day is 195.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 1,224 probable cases along with 57 deaths. There were 123 new recoveries reported today, 101 from lab confirmed and 22 from probable. The record for overall recoveries in a day is 181.

New deaths today were reported in Washakie, Albany and Lincoln Counties.

Case changes today were reported as follows: Albany (16), Big Horn (3), Campbell (7), Converse (1), Crook (1), Fremont (5), Goshen (2), Johnson (1), Laramie (15), Lincoln (3), Natrona (16), Park (14), Platte (6), Sheridan (6), Sweetwater (5), Teton (4), Uinta (3), Washakie (1), Weston (3).

There are currently 1,421 active lab-confirmed cases state wide, including probables there are 1,726 cases.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 6,181 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 5,262

Number of probable cases recovered: 919

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 now 11 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed case in the county was October 13.

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. The seventh death recorded on October 13 was of an elderly female that died in early October.

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 108 recoveries, 99 from lab-confirmed cases and nine of the probable cases.

Big Horn County has 103 lab-confirmed cases, 15 probable cases. The WDH has 57 lab-confirmed and 10 of the probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent cases were confirmed on October 13. Two deaths were recorded in Big Horn County. There are 44 active lab-confirmed cases.

Hot Springs County has 35 lab-confirmed cases, six probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 7. 33 of the lab confirmed and five of the probables have been listed as recovered. There are two active lab-confirmed cases in the county.

Park County has reported 326 lab-confirmed cases, 29 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 13, with 227 of the lab-confirmed cases and 19 of the probable cases having recovered. Two deaths were reported in Park County. There are 97 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 Tuesday, the WDH reports that there are currently 46 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported 14 cases. Laramie County reported nine cases. Fremont and Park Counties reported four cases. Campbell, Converse and Sheridan Counties reported three cases each. Albany and Johnson Counties reported two cases each. Sweetwater and Washakie Counties reported one case each. As of Oct. 12, 21 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: 193,210

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 75,080

Tests reported by commercial labs: 118,130

(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: 793 (121) 252

Big Horn: 103 (15) 44

Campbell: 447 (40) 120

Carbon: 222 (34) 28

Converse: 146 (55) 32

Crook: 57 (9) 15

Fremont: 822 (124) 119

Goshen: 113 (17) 34

Hot Springs: 35 (6) 2

Johnson: 40 (15) 10

Laramie: 740 (252) 193

Lincoln: 238 (51) 78

Natrona: 691 (126) 153

Niobrara: 2 (2)

Park: 326 (29) 97

Platte: 52 (20) 17

Sheridan: 323 (112) 98

Sublette: 101 (32) 5

Sweetwater: 378 (23) 38

Teton: 646 (33) 54

Uinta: 309 (75) 16

Washakie: 117 (10) 11

Weston: 39 (23) 5

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

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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