STATE UPDATE: Sunday, May 31, COVID case count at 693, plus 210 probable, 658 recovered

 

May 28, 2020



The Wyoming Department of Health on Sunday reported five new lab-confirmed cases increasing the total to 693.

They also reported 210 probable cases around the state, in addition to 16 deaths. Washakie County had one case removed from its total, as it was confirmed it was one staff and one resident in the two lab-confirmed cases yesterday. It is believed the case was either moved to Big Horn County as that is the staff member's permanent residence, or a different county is the residence of resident of the facility much like a case that was moved to Montana last week.

New cases were reported in Big Horn, Fremont, Natrona and Sweetwater Counties. Every Wyoming county has reported at least one case. No new recoveries were announced Sunday.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 658 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 502

Number of probable cases recovered: 156

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 18 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. There have been 26 new cases in Washakie County since May 15 after there had not 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 three deaths in the county due to COVID-19, with two cases hospitalized, and six recoveries from the outbreak as of Saturday.

**Please note that Washakie County Department of Health normally posts the numbers for the county in the morning during weekdays, and may not match the numbers reported by the Wyoming Department of Health that reports at 3 p.m. each day.**

Washakie County Public Health on Friday reported 481 tests with 429 negative and 21 pending with five probable cases.

The Wyoming Department of Health shows 14 recoveries, 10 from lab-confirmed cases and four probable cases.

Big Horn County has Five lab-confirmed cases, one probable case. The WDH reported the newest case on May 31, with two lab-confirmed and one probable case recovering.

Hot Springs County has eight lab-confirmed cases, four probable cases. Seven new lab-confirmed cases have been reported in Hot Springs County since Saturday, May 16. Four of the eight lab-confirmed cases have been listed as recovered, and two of the probables.

Park County has reported two lab-confirmed cases with both of those cases recovering as of May 28.

The governor implemented new orders as of May 15, which opened limited dining in restaurants to join salons, gyms, tattoo parlors, barbershops and daycare facilities which all must adhere to social distancing guidelines and protections when opening. Gatherings of up to 25 people while maintaining the six-foot distance are allowed under new orders. The 14-day quarantine order for people coming to Wyoming after traveling out-of-state was lifted as of May 8, other modifications along with these state orders have been extended through May 31.

The county is at a modified Level 2 status as of May 1, opening facilities beginning May 4.

As of Friday, the WDH reports that there are currently 13 hospitalized patients in the state. Four patients in Albany County and three cases being reported in both Fremont and Natrona Counties. Washakie County reported two hospitalized with Teton County reporting one. The state reported that one of the state's 181 ventilators are being used statewide, but it is unknown if the use is related to COVID-19 cases.

State testing

Total tests completed: 24,183

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 12,824

Test completed at CDC lab: 1

Tests reported by commercial labs: 11,358

(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: 23 (2) 8

Big Horn: 5 (1) 3

Campbell: 18 (13) 2

Carbon: 9 (7) 3

Converse: 14 (10)

Crook: 5

Fremont: 248 (30) 97

Goshen: 4 (1)

Hot Springs: 8 (4) 4

Johnson: 14 (4) 1

Laramie: 122 (66) 7

Lincoln: 11 (4) 2

Natrona: 62 (14) 19

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 2

Platte 1 1

Sheridan: 12 (4)

Sublette: 1 (2)

Sweetwater: 22 (8) 6

Teton: 69 (31) 2

Uinta: 9 (3) 1

Washakie: 31 (5) 18

Weston 1 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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