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COVID-19 UPDATE 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2020: State COVID count at 239, 0 deaths


April 9, 2020

The Wyoming Department of Health Thursday reported 239 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the state, in 19 counties with 101 recovered and zero deaths. They are also now reporting probable cases (persons with a close contact to a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case AND develop symptoms of COVID-19, but are not tested. ) at 81 in the state.

Niobrara reported its first case today.

Counties that have not reported a positive case yet are Big Horn, Hot Springs, Platte and Weston.

Washakie County Public Health is reporting 37 tests with 28 returned as negative, 5 positive, and 3 with results pending. One of the positive Washakie County residents was collected in Hot Springs County and one is the out-of-state inmate.

The governor extended all state closures and gathering orders through April and added a 14-day travel quarantine. He also amended the curbside and take-out orders for restaurants. Only curbside delivery is allowed. No one is allowed inside restaurants.

See the orders on this website.

The county is at Level 3 status through April.

The WDH lists 101 cases recovered, 0 deaths.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 80

Number of probable cases recovered: 21

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.

WDH reports 15.5% hospitalized of lab-confirmed cases.

*PLEASE NOTE: Information about hospitalization status reflects only hospitalizations reported to the Wyoming Department of Health, therefore this information may be incomplete. This number indicates the number of patients that were ever hospitalized during their illness, it does not indicate the number of patients currently hospitalized.

Testing Numbers - 4,975

4/9/20 (Updates made daily at about 3 p.m.)

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 2,698

Test completed at CDC lab: 1

Tests reported by commercial labs: 2,276

(Commercial labs are required to report positive test results to WDH; negative results are not reported consistently.)

Cases by County -- 239 Lab confirmed; 81 probable

(First number shows laboratory-confirmed cases; second shows probable cases. Probable cases are defined as close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.)

Albany: 4

Big Horn

Campbell: 9 (3)

Carbon: 4

Converse: 4 (8)

Crook: 3

Fremont: 38 (7)

Goshen: 3 (1)

Hot Springs

Johnson: 9 (2)

Laramie: 54 (20)

Lincoln: 4 (4)

Natrona: 27 (8)

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 1


Sheridan: 12 (3)

Sublette: 1 (2)

Sweetwater: 6 (3)

Teton: 50 (16)

Uinta: 4

Washakie: 5 (3)


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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.)


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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