The Northern Wyoming News has been informed that the mask mandate for Washakie County has been extended past Dec. 4, an exact date is unknown at this time but we will provide more details as they become available.
Friday saw an increase of 529 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 130 new probable cases in the state and 355 lab-confirmed and probable recoveries around the state.
The state total lab-confirmed cases, according to the Wyoming Department of Health, was at 31,047. Per the WDH, 24,855 active lab-confirmed cases have recovered and 3,613 probable cases have recovered. 257 total deaths were reported.
Washakie County saw an increase of 17 to 422 with an additional 96 probable cases. There are 168 active COVID-19 lab-confirmed cases as of Friday.
Park County had 20 new cases reported on Friday . They currently have 200 active lab-confirmed cases. Big Horn County had 14 new cases reported Friday. They have 76 active lab-confirmed cases. Hot Springs County 2 new cases reported. They have 58 active cases as of Friday.
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: 2,935 (245)
Big Horn: 494 (58)
Campbell: 2,953 (267)
Carbon: 701 (58)
Converse: 423 (246)
Crook: 298 (23)
Fremont: 3,082 (413)
Goshen: 736 (68)
Hot Springs: 151 (14)
Johnson: 250 (118)
Laramie: 4,873 (809)
Lincoln: 606 (83)
Natrona: 4,372 (1,022)
Niobrara: 53 (72)
Park: 1,306 (120)
Platte: 229 (123)
Sheridan: 1,798 (336)
Sublette: 383 (106)
Sweetwater: 1,994 (83)
Teton: 1,676 (48)
Uinta: 966 (209)
Washakie: 422 (96)
Weston: 346 (73)
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.
As of Friday, there was 1 COVID-19 patient hospitalized at Washakie Medical Center. According to the WDH there are 4 COVID patients at Powell Valley Healthcare, 6 at Cody Regional, no COVID patients in Hot Springs and 2 at North Big Horn County Hospital.
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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