Saturday saw another nearly 1,000 recoveries total in lab-confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, as reported by the Wyoming Department of Health on Saturday, Nov. 28.
Washakie County had just 2 new cases reported Saturday, but also lost a previous case due to unknown reasons. The total lab-confirmed cases for the year is 342 with an additional 75 probable cases. There are 148 active COVID-19 lab-confirmed cases as of Saturday, a drop of 6 from Friday.
Park County had 8 new cases. They currently have 193 active lab-confirmed cases. Big Horn County had 6 new cases reported Friday. They have 65 active lab-confirmed cases down from 77 on Friday. Hot Springs County did not have any new cases reported. They have 69 active cases as of Saturday, down from 72 on Friday.
There are currently 27,738 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state with 4,191 probable cases. Per the WDH, 19780 active lab-confirmed cases have recovered and 3,018 probable cases have recovered.
Cumulative Cases by County
(First number is laboratory-confirmed cases; second is probable cases. Probable cases are close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with COVID-19 symptoms or those with a positive antigen test).
Albany: 2,818 (239)
Big Horn: 444 (50)
Campbell: 2,707 (243)
Carbon: 624 (54)
Converse: 395 (204)
Crook: 277 (22)
Fremont: 2,886 (383)
Goshen: 612 (59)
Hot Springs: 136 (12)
Johnson: 214 (99)
Laramie: 4,067 (727)
Lincoln: 554 (80)
Natrona: 3,932 (852)
Niobrara: 47 (70)
Park: 1,156 (117)
Platte: 216 (107)
Sheridan: 1,590 (306)
Sublette: 327 (102)
Sweetwater: 1,701 (79)
Teton: 1,520 (50)
Uinta: 847 (190)
Washakie: 342 (75)
Weston: 325 (71)
County mask orders have been requested and approved for the following counties: Teton, Laramie, Albany, Natrona, Sweetwater, Sheridan, Park, Lincoln, Goshen, Sublette, Hot Springs, Carbon, Washakie, Uinta, Converse.
Washakie County’s order goes through Dec. 4.
As of late Friday, there were three COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Washakie Medical Center. According to the WDH there is one COVID patient at Powell Valley Healthcare, 2 at Cody Regional, no COVID patients in Hot Springs and one in Big Horn County at South Big Horn County Hospital. There are 69hospitalized in Casper at Banner Health Wyoming Medical Center and 55 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
The Northern Wyoming News has learned two Worland residents are in ICU in Billings hospitals. One of those is now recovering at home as of Friday.
The governor implemented new orders as of Nov. 24, These orders were modified to restrict gathering sizes both indoors and outdoors. They are in effect through Dec. 15. They can be found at wyodaily.com under the COVID-19 tab.
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]
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