STATE UPDATE: Wednesday, August 12, COVID case count at 2600, 489 probable, 2577 recovered
August 6, 2020
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday increased by 16 cases to 2,600.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 489 probable cases, along with 29 deaths. The state reported 36 recoveries, 34 from lab-confirmed cases and two from probable cases.
New cases today were reported in Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Laramie, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Washakie counties.
The WDH lists 2,577 cases recovered.
Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 2,164
Number of probable cases recovered: 413
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.
There are 28 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed cases in the county were August 12. The original cluster of 29 cases between May 15 and June 4 saw a majority of the cases at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation result in five deaths, and another death from a former resident of the facility with permanent Montana residency. A small amount of the original cases were in the community. The original cluster had all cases recovered on July 6 the day before the newest batch of cases.
**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 1,076 tests with 1014 negative and 13 pending with six probable cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health shows 48 recoveries, 43 from lab-confirmed cases and five probable cases.
Big Horn County has 33 lab-confirmed cases, four probable cases. The WDH has 32 lab-confirmed and all of the probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent case was confirmed on August 9.
Hot Springs County has 20 lab-confirmed cases, three probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on August 10, 16 of the lab confirmed and all of the probables have been listed as recovered.
Park County has reported 124 lab-confirmed cases, 11 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on August 10, with 86 of the lab-confirmed cases and nine of the probable cases having 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 August 15.
The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.
As of Wednesday, the WDH reports that there are currently 15 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported five cases. Laramie county reported three cases. Carbon County reported two cases. Albany, Fremont, Hot Springs, Sheridan and Teton counties reported one hospitalization each. The state reported that three of the state's 180 ventilators are being used statewide as of Aug. 3, but it is unknown if the use is related to COVID-19.
Total tests completed: 86,425
Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 44,920
Tests reported by commercial labs: 41,505
(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 active lab-confirmed cases that have not had an outcome in their case.
Albany: 81 (8) 22
Big Horn: 33 (4) 1
Campbell: 107 (25) 13
Carbon: 82 (23) 55
Converse: 21 (10) 1
Fremont: 441 (59) 76
Goshen: 29 (5) 16
Hot Springs: 20 (3) 4
Johnson: 19 (5) 1
Laramie: 362 (142) 49
Lincoln: 77 (26) 4
Natrona: 202 (36) 14
Niobrara: 1 (1)
Park: 124 (11) 38
Platte 4 (1)
Sheridan: 55 (18) 16
Sublette: 32 (8) 1
Sweetwater: 250 (16) 15
Teton: 340 (33) 26
Uinta: 232 (46) 27
Washakie: 76 (6) 28
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.)
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