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STATE UPDATE: Friday, July 3, COVID case count at 1267, 315 probable, 1154 recovered

 

July 2, 2020



The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Friday increased by 34 raising the total to 1,267. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 315 probable cases, along with 20 deaths.

Counties that reported cases today were Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sweetwater and Uinta counties.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 1,154 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 903

Number of probable cases recovered: 251

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 three active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. There have been 29 new cases in Washakie County since May 15 after there had not been a lab-confirmed case reported in over a month prior. A high majority of the cases have been confirmed in connection with the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, with additional cases being identified in the community. The new cluster of cases has resulted in five deaths in the county due to COVID-19, in addition to one additional former WHRC resident with permanent residence in Montana. The most recent cases were reported June 4.

**Please note that as of June 11 the Washakie County Department of Health posts their numbers for the county in the morning on Mondays and Thursdays.**

Washakie County Public Health reported 923 tests with 879 negative and 10 pending with five probable cases.

The Wyoming Department of Health shows 31 recoveries, 26 from lab-confirmed cases and five probable cases.

Big Horn County has 17 lab-confirmed cases, four probable cases. The WDH reported the newest cases on June 30, with seven lab-confirmed and two of the probable cases recovering.

Hot Springs County has nine lab-confirmed cases, three probable cases. All of the lab-confirmed and probable cases have been listed as recovered as of June 9.

Park County has reported 54 lab-confirmed cases, seven probable cases. The most recent cases were confirmed on July 3, with 13 of the lab-confirmed the cases recovered.

The governor implemented new orders as of June 15, which allows for gatherings of people outdoors with social distancing guidelines of up to 250 people, along with other modified state orders that are extended through July 15.

The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.

As of Thursday, the WDH reports that there are currently nine hospitalized patients in the state. Albany and Laramie Counties reported two cases each. Campbell, Fremont, Goshen, Sheridan and Teton Counties reported one hospitalization each. The state reported that four of the state's 180 ventilators are being used statewide, but it is unknown if the use is related to COVID-19 cases.

State testing

Total tests completed: 49,064

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 25,080

Tests reported by commercial labs: 23,984

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

Cases by County

(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.) Numbers in bold depict lab-confirmed active cases that have not had a result yet.

Albany: 32 (3) 8

Big Horn: 17 (4) 10

Campbell: 45 (13) 9

Carbon: 14 (10) 1

Converse: 16 (10) 1

Crook: 7

Fremont: 323 (39) 54

Goshen: 5 (1) 1

Hot Springs: 9 (3)

Johnson: 16 (4)

Laramie: 184 (102) 50

Lincoln: 28 (5) 17

Natrona: 116 (18) 45

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 54 (7) 41

Platte 3 (1) 1

Sheridan: 19 (8) 4

Sublette: 3 (3)

Sweetwater: 91 (9) 45

Teton: 103 (32) 21

Uinta: 145 (37) 32

Washakie: 34 (5) 3

Weston 2 1

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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