STATE UPDATE: Wednesday, October 28, COVID case count at 10288, 1858 probable, 8105 recovered

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The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday increased by 253 cases to 10,288. The record for cases in a day is 387.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 1,858 probable cases along with 77 deaths. There were 199 new recoveries reported today, 169 lab-confirmed cases and 30 probable. The combined recovery record for a day is 231.

Case changes today were reported as follows: Albany (31), Big Horn (1), Campbell (17), Carbon (4), Converse (3), Crook (3), Fremont (47), Goshen (4), Hot Springs (3), Johnson (2), Laramie (23), Lincoln (7), Natrona (29), Park (12), Platte (6), Sheridan (11), Sublette (5), Sweetwater (19), Teton (11), Uinta (7), Washakie (2), Weston (6).

There are currently 3,293 active lab-confirmed cases state wide, including probables there are 3,964 cases.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 8,105 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 6,918

Number of probable cases recovered: 1,187

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 18 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed case in the county was October 28.

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 112 recoveries, 103 from lab-confirmed cases and nine of the probable cases.

Big Horn County has 211 lab-confirmed cases, 30 probable cases. The WDH has 138 lab-confirmed and 19 of the probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent cases were confirmed on October 28. Seven deaths were recorded in Big Horn County. There are 66 active lab-confirmed cases.

Hot Springs County has 44 lab-confirmed cases, nine probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 28. 35 of the lab confirmed and six of the probables have been listed as recovered. There are nine active lab-confirmed cases in the county.

Park County has reported 575 lab-confirmed cases, 69 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 28, with 319 of the lab-confirmed cases and 31 of the probable cases having recovered. Three deaths were reported in Park County. There are 253 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. 31. The new orders allow for additional seating in restaurants.

The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.

As of Wednesday, the WDH reports that there are currently 104 hospitalized patients in the state. One patient was reported in Big Horn County, zero were reported in Hot Springs County, eight in Park County and one in Washakie County. As of Oct. 28, 20 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: 317,973

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 87,496

Tests reported by commercial labs: 230,477

(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: 1,270 (152) 615

Big Horn: 211 (30) 66

Campbell: 894 (75) 446

Carbon: 284 (37) 56

Converse: 206 (101) 43

Crook: 101 (11) 35

Fremont: 1,180 (165) 287

Goshen: 141 (20) 55

Hot Springs: 44 (9) 9

Johnson: 78 (34) 32

Laramie: 1,207 (388) 423

Lincoln: 289 (59) 82

Natrona: 1,177 (249) 397

Niobrara: 4 (8) 1

Park: 575 (69) 253

Platte: 90 (46) 48

Sheridan: 566 (165) 189

Sublette: 127 (44) 16

Sweetwater: 480 (25) 76

Teton: 739 (33) 51

Uinta: 369 (93) 44

Washakie: 141 (12) 18

Weston: 115 (33) 51

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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