STATE UPDATE: Monday, October 19, COVID case count at 7924, 1387 probable, 6796 recovered

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The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Monday increased by a record 251 cases to 7,924. The record for cases in a day is 251.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 1,387 probable cases along with 57 deaths. There were 169 new recoveries reported today, 153 from lab confirmed and 16 from probable. The record for overall recoveries in a day is 181.

Case changes today were reported as follows: Albany (50), Big Horn (6), Campbell (27), Carbon (4), Converse (3), Crook (2), Fremont (20), Goshen (1), Hot Springs (1), Johnson (-1), Laramie (30), Lincoln (5), Natrona (51), Park (1), Platte (3), Sheridan (17), Sublette (6), Sweetwater (7), Teton (11), Uinta (1), Washakie (1), Weston (5).

There are currently 2,063 active lab-confirmed cases state wide, including probables there are 2,458 cases.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 6,796 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 5,804

Number of probable cases recovered: 992

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 19 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed case in the county was October 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. One death was reported on September 1 for a death that occurred in July. The seventh death was 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 145 lab-confirmed cases, 18 probable cases. The WDH has 75 lab-confirmed and 10 of the probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent cases were confirmed on October 19. Two deaths were recorded in Big Horn County. There are 68 active lab-confirmed cases.

Hot Springs County has 37 lab-confirmed cases, eight probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 19. 34 of the lab confirmed and five of the probables have been listed as recovered. There are three active lab-confirmed cases in the county.

Park County has reported 403 lab-confirmed cases, 40 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 19, with 264 of the lab-confirmed cases and 23 of the probable cases having recovered. Two deaths were reported in Park County. There are 137 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 68 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported 18 cases. Laramie County reported 16 cases. Fremont and Park Counties report six cases each. Campbell and Platte Counties reported four cases each. Sheridan County reported three cases. Albany, Converse, Johnson, Sweetwater and Washakie Counties reported two cases each. Carbon County reported one case. As of Oct. 18, 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: 213,789

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 79,725

Tests reported by commercial labs: 133,596

(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: 988 (132) 394

Big Horn: 145 (18) 68

Campbell: 576 (55) 188

Carbon: 241 (34) 36

Converse: 173 (70) 42

Crook: 73 (10) 29

Fremont: 913 (130) 148

Goshen: 117 (18) 38

Hot Springs: 37 (8) 3

Johnson: 50 (22) 13

Laramie: 900 (288) 266

Lincoln: 253 (54) 78

Natrona: 882 (158) 297

Niobrara: 3 (2) 1

Park: 403 (40) 137

Platte: 62 (24) 24

Sheridan: 400 (117) 136

Sublette: 108 (37) 7

Sweetwater: 401 (21) 36

Teton: 678 (33) 39

Uinta: 324 (79) 27

Washakie: 125 (10) 19

Weston: 72 (27) 33

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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