COVID UPDATE: Friday, Jan. 15, Active Washakie County Cases: 24, State Active: 1,391

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As of Friday, Jan. 15, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 41,773, an increase of 145 cases over Thursday’s 41,628. The state also reported 7,136 probable cases.

The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming on Friday stands at 1,391, down 164 from 1,555 on Thursday.

The Wyoming Health Department said the confirmed case count did not increase in Washakie County.

Wyoming Updates

1/15/21 (Weekday updates at 3 p.m. Weekend/holiday updates at 9 a.m.)

Cumulative Cases by County

Albany: 3,307 (340)

Big Horn: 764 (147)

Campbell: 4,024 (426)

Carbon: 1,010 (77)

Converse: 521 (363)

Crook: 368 (31)

Fremont: 3,657 (578)

Goshen: 976 (89)

Hot Springs: 229 (77)

Johnson: 357 (223)

Laramie: 6,555 (1,151)

Lincoln: 905 (144)

Natrona: 5,350 (1,689)

Niobrara: 63 (83)

Park: 2,250 (146)

Platte: 338 (177)

Sheridan: 2,227 (519)

Sublette: 527 (106)

Sweetwater: 3,136 (126)

Teton: 2,530 (75)

Uinta: 1,499 (307)

Washakie: 663 (177)

Weston: 517 (85)

(First number is lab-confirmed cases; second is probable cases. Probable cases had positive antigen tests or are close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with COVID-19 symptoms).

There have been 39,860 recoveries in lab-confirmed cases and 6,642 probable cases.


The state’s mask mandate runs through January 25.

On Friday, Washakie County’s lab confirmed cases did not increase and stands at 663 cases. Active cases are at 24, down 4 from 28 on Thursday. Washakie County still has 14 out of 177 active probable cases, those are not counted by the Northern Wyoming News towards the county’s active cases unless they become lab confirmed. 21 deaths have been reported in Washakie County related to COVID-19.

As of Thursday, there are no COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Washakie Medical Center. According to the WDH there are 2 COVID patients at Powell Valley Healthcare, 8 at Cody Regional, no patients in Hot Springs, none at South Big Horn County Hospital and one at North Big Horn Hospital.

The governor implemented new orders as of Jan. 9, these orders were modified to allow for restaurants and bars to stay open until 5 a.m. again. They are in effect through Jan. 25. They can be found at under the COVID-19 tab.

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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.)


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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