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STATE UPDATE: Saturday, June 6, COVID case count at 726, plus 213 probable, 757 recovered

 

June 4, 2020



The Wyoming Department of Health on Saturday reported five new lab-confirmed cases increasing the total to 726.

They also reported 213 probable cases around the state, in addition to 17 deaths.

New cases were reported in Fremont County.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 757 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 577

Number of probable cases recovered: 180

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 16 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. There have been 29 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.

**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. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on weekends and holidays.**

Washakie County Public Health on Friday reported 742 tests with 581 negative and 124 pending with five probable cases.

The Wyoming Department of Health shows 20 recoveries, 15 from lab-confirmed cases and five probable cases.

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

Hot Springs County has eight lab-confirmed cases, four probable cases. All of the eight lab-confirmed cases have been listed as recovered, and three 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 June 1, 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 June 15.

The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.

As of Friday, the WDH reports that there are currently four hospitalized patients in the state. Two cases being reported in Natrona County. Sheridan and Teton Counties reported one hospitalization each. The state reported that six 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: 28,295

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 15,012

Test completed at CDC lab: 1

Tests reported by commercial labs: 13,282

(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: 24 (2) 5

Big Horn: 5 (1) 2

Campbell: 19 (13) 2

Carbon: 9 (7) 1

Converse: 14 (10)

Crook: 5

Fremont: 263 (32) 70

Goshen: 4 (1)

Hot Springs: 8 (4)

Johnson: 14 (4)

Laramie: 122 (66) 5

Lincoln: 11 (4)

Natrona: 68 (14) 17

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 2

Platte 1

Sheridan: 12 (4)

Sublette: 1 (2)

Sweetwater: 24 (8) 8

Teton: 69 (31)

Uinta: 15 (4) 6

Washakie: 34 (5) 16

Weston 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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