STATE UPDATE: Tuesday, November 24, COVID case count at 25975, 3984 probable, 17896 recovered

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The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday increased by 415 cases to 25,975. The record for cases in a day is 1,251 on November 23.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 3,984 probable cases along with 202 deaths. There were 444 recoveries reported today, 408 from lab-confirmed and 36 probable cases. The combined recovery record for a day is 1,412, 1,212 from lab-confirmed and 200 from probable cases on November 20.

Case changes today were reported as follows: Albany (31), Big Horn (12), Campbell (50), Carbon (8), Converse (4), Crook (7), Fremont (20), Goshen (25), Hot Springs (4), Johnson (7), Laramie (35), Lincoln (11), Natrona (50), Park (19), Platte (3), Sheridan (37), Sublette (26), Sweetwater (16), Teton (9), Uinta (35), Washakie (1), Weston (5).

There are currently 10,280 active lab-confirmed cases state wide, including probables there are 11,777 cases.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 17,896 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 15,486

Number of probable cases recovered: 2,410

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 117 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed case in the county was November 24.

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 166 recoveries, 153 from lab-confirmed cases and 13 of the probable cases.

Big Horn County has 415 lab-confirmed cases, 45 probable cases. The WDH has 318 lab-confirmed and 38 of the probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent cases were confirmed on November 24. 12 deaths were recorded in Big Horn County. There are 97 active lab-confirmed cases.

Hot Springs County has 131 lab-confirmed cases, 11 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on November 24. 55 of the lab confirmed and nine of the probables have been listed as recovered. There are 76 active lab-confirmed cases in the county.

Park County has reported 1,104 lab-confirmed cases, 115 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on November 24, with 815 of the lab-confirmed cases and 88 of the probable cases having recovered. Six deaths were reported in Park County. There are 289 active lab-confirmed cases in Park County.

The governor implemented new orders as of Nov. 24, These orders were modified to restrict gathering sizes both indoors and outdoors. Washakie County currently has a face mask mandate in effect through Dec. 4.

The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.

As of Tuesday, the WDH reports that there are currently 228 hospitalized patients in the state. None was reported in Big Horn County, none were reported in Hot Springs County, five in Park County and three in Washakie County. As of Nov. 24, 21 out of 225 ventilators were reported in use in the state, it is unknown if their use is related to COVID.

State testing

Total tests completed: 379,703

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 139,648

Tests reported by commercial labs: 240,055

(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: 2,759 (233) 1490

Big Horn: 415 (45) 97

Campbell: 2,476 (218) 1274

Carbon: 586 (52) 131

Converse: 380 (200) 73

Crook: 270 (21) 72

Fremont: 2,739 (366) 709

Goshen: 559 (53) 385

Hot Springs: 131 (11) 76

Johnson: 201 (90) 117

Laramie: 3,773 (693) 1420

Lincoln: 532 (79) 242

Natrona: 3,743 (797)2223

Niobrara: 43 (67) 21

Park: 1,104 (115) 289

Platte: 198 (105) 118

Sheridan: 1,499 (292) 527

Sublette: 313 (92) 81

Sweetwater: 1,489 (74) 434

Teton: 1,394 (48) 134

Uinta: 787 (195) 315

Washakie: 270 (69) 117

Weston: 314 (69) 144

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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