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STATE UPDATE: Friday, August 14, COVID case count at 2694, 489 probable, 2641 recovered


August 13, 2020

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Friday increased by a record 67 cases to 2,694.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 489 probable cases, along with 30 deaths. The state reported 40 recoveries, 35 from lab-confirmed cases and five from probable cases.

New cases today were reported in Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Washakie counties.


The WDH lists 2,641 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 2,222

Number of probable cases recovered: 419

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 40 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed cases in the county were August 14. 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.

Washakie County Public Health has informed the Northern Wyoming News that they will no longer be providing testing numbers in the twice weekly situation report as of Aug. 10.

The Wyoming Department of Health shows 49 recoveries, 44 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. One death was recorded of a Big Horn County resident that was hospitalized in another state.

Hot Springs County has 20 lab-confirmed cases, three probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on August 10, 17 of the lab confirmed and all of the probables have been listed as recovered.

Park County has reported 132 lab-confirmed cases, 12 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on August 14, with 96 of the lab-confirmed cases and nine of the probable cases having recovered.

The governor implemented new orders as of August 15, which allows for gatherings of people outdoors with social distancing guidelines of up to 1,000 people, along with other modified state orders that are extended through August 31.

The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.

As of Friday, the WDH reports that there are currently 13 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported five cases. Laramie county reported three cases. Carbon, 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.

State testing

Total tests completed: 89,800

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 45,919

Tests reported by commercial labs: 43,881

(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: 84 (8) 24

Big Horn: 33 (4)

Campbell: 120 (26) 25

Carbon: 83 (23) 56

Converse: 21 (10)

Crook: 11 1

Fremont: 455 (60) 89

Goshen: 32 (5) 18

Hot Springs: 20 (3) 3

Johnson: 20 (5) 2

Laramie: 370 (142) 43

Lincoln: 75 (26) 5

Natrona: 208 (37) 18

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 132 (12) 36

Platte 5 (1) 1

Sheridan: 59 (19) 14

Sublette: 32 (8) 1

Sweetwater: 256 (15) 17

Teton: 350 (33) 30

Uinta: 233 (46) 19

Washakie: 89 (7) 40

Weston 5

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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.)


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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