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STATE UPDATE: Sunday, July 12, COVID case count at 1506, 356 probable, 1372 recovered

 

July 9, 2020

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday increased by 18 to 1506 after a record high 43 on Satruday.

took a jump with 43 new cases raising the total to 1,488.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 356 probable cases - up five from Saturday, along with 21 deaths. They reported 11 new recoveries.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 1,372 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 1,096

Number of probable cases recovered: 276

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 four active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The newest case was confirmed on July 11. 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.

The Wyoming Department of Health is asking anyone who attended services July 2-4 provided by St. Mary Magdalen Church to consider getting tested. Please see related story on this website.

**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 on Thursday 947 tests with 896 negative and 14 pending with five probable cases.

The Wyoming Department of Health shows 34 recoveries, 29 from lab-confirmed cases and five probable cases.

Big Horn County has 26 lab-confirmed cases, four probable cases. The WDH has nine lab-confirmed and three probable cases listed as recovered.

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 75 lab-confirmed cases, 10 probable cases. The most recent cases were confirmed on July 10, with 35 of the lab-confirmed cases and three 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 July 15.

The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.

As of Friday, the WDH reports that there are currently 12 hospitalized patients in the state. Washakie Medical Center is reporting three COVID-19 patients. Natrona County, Albany, Laramie counties reported two cases each. Campbell, Park and Teton counties reported one hospitalization each. The state reported that one of the state's 177 ventilators are being used statewide, but it is unknown if the use is related to COVID-19.

State testing

Total tests completed: 56,102

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 28,636

Tests reported by commercial labs: 27,466

(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: 44 (5) 16

Big Horn: 26 (4) 17

Campbell: 71 (17) 29

Carbon: 16 (13) 4

Converse: 17 (11) 1

Crook: 7

Fremont: 344 (42) 62

Goshen: 7 (2) 2

Hot Springs: 9 (3)

Johnson: 17 (4) 1

Laramie: 212 (114) 56

Lincoln: 34 (7) 18

Natrona: 139 (26) 49

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 75 (10) 39

Platte 3 (1)

Sheridan: 21 (8) 4

Sublette: 4 (3) 1

Sweetwater: 128 (10) 34

Teton: 125 (32) 25

Uinta: 164 (38) 26

Washakie: 38 (5) 4

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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