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STATE UPDATE: Wednesday, July 8, COVID case count at 1404, 336 probable, 1291 recovered


July 2, 2020

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday increased by 26 raising the total to 1,404. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 336 probable cases, along with 21 deaths.

Two new cases were reported in Washakie County today, it has been confirmed that they are a couple residing in Worland, joining the new case yesterday of an adult male in Worland raising the county's active to three. A new death was reported yesterday in Laramie County of a 66 year old male who had no prior health conditions.

Counties that reported cases today were Albany, Big Horn, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Washakie counties.


The WDH lists 1,291 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 1,023

Number of probable cases recovered: 268

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 three active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The newest cases were confirmed on July 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 residence. 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 933 tests with 893 negative and six 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 21 lab-confirmed cases, four probable cases. The WDH reported the newest case on July 8, with nine lab-confirmed and three of the probable cases recovering.

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 68 lab-confirmed cases, eight probable cases. The most recent cases were confirmed on July 8, with 33 of the lab-confirmed cases and two 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 Wednesday, the WDH reports that there are currently 13 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported three cases while Albany, Laramie and Washakie Counties reported two cases each. Campbell, Fremont, 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 cases.

State testing

Total tests completed: 53,100

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 27,083

Tests reported by commercial labs: 26,017

(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: 41 (4) 16

Big Horn: 21 (4) 12

Campbell: 62 (13) 21

Carbon: 16 (13) 3

Converse: 16 (11)

Crook: 7

Fremont: 331 (42) 59

Goshen: 7 (2) 2

Hot Springs: 9 (3)

Johnson: 16 (4)

Laramie: 198 (104) 53

Lincoln: 32 (5) 18

Natrona: 131 (24) 48

Niobrara: 1 (1)

Park: 68 (8) 35

Platte 3 (1) 1

Sheridan: 19 (8) 4

Sublette: 3 (3)

Sweetwater: 114 (10) 37

Teton: 117 (32) 25

Uinta: 154 (38) 23

Washakie: 37 (6) 3

Weston 1

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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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