STATE UPDATE: Saturday, August 8, COVID case count at 2498, 515 probable, 2462 recovered
August 6, 2020
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday increased by eight cases to 2,498.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 515 probable cases, along with 28 deaths. The state reported 42 recoveries, 33 from lab-confirmed cases and nine probable cases.
One new case was reported in Washakie County today. Washakie County Public Health and Washakie County School District No. 1 have confirmed that two staff members at East Side Elementary have tested positive, one was a teacher involved with registration. Those that were in contact with the teacher within six feet and for more than 10 minutes have been notified by the district. Contact tracing is being performed in regards to cases at this time according to WCPH.
New cases today were reported in Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Hot Springs, Laramie, Sheridan and Washakie counties.
The WDH lists 2,462 cases recovered.
Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 2,040
Number of probable cases recovered: 422
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 24 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed cases in the county were August 8. 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 40 recoveries, 35 from lab-confirmed cases and five probable cases.
Big Horn County has 32 lab-confirmed cases, four probable cases. The WDH has 30 lab-confirmed and all of the probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent case was confirmed on August 2.
Hot Springs County has 18 lab-confirmed cases, five probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on August 8, 14 of the lab confirmed and three of the probables have been listed as recovered.
Park County has reported 122 lab-confirmed cases, 10 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on August 7, with 80 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 Friday, the WDH reports that there are currently 17 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported five cases. Laramie county reported three cases. Fremont and Carbon Counties reported two cases each. Albany, Hot Springs, Sheridan, Sweetwater and Teton counties reported one hospitalization each. The state reported that three of the state's 180 ventilators are being used statewide, but it is unknown if the use is related to COVID-19.
Total tests completed: 83,435
Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 43,178
Tests reported by commercial labs: 40,257
(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: 79 (9) 27
Big Horn: 32 (4) 2
Campbell: 100 (23) 10
Carbon: 68 (31) 44
Converse: 20 (12) 1
Fremont: 436 (67) 80
Goshen: 23 (3) 14
Hot Springs: 18 (5) 4
Johnson: 18 (5)
Laramie: 350 (148) 58
Lincoln: 74 (26) 12
Natrona: 193 (36) 13
Niobrara: 1 (1)
Park: 122 (10) 42
Platte 4 (1)
Sheridan: 50 (22) 14
Sublette: 30 (8) 2
Sweetwater: 242 (15) 11
Teton: 332 (38) 38
Uinta: 227 (47) 34
Washakie: 64 (6) 24
Learn more about coronavirus disease 2019 from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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