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STATE UPDATE: Wednesday, September 23, COVID case count at 4368, 801 probable, 4277 recovered

 

September 17, 2020

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday increased by a record 137 cases to 4,368.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 801 probable cases along with 50 deaths. The state reported 47 recoveries, 38 from lab-confirmed and nine probable cases. A new death was reported this morning of a Big Horn County resident.

Lab-confirmed case changes today were reported as follows: Albany (20), Campbell (16), Carbon (4), Converse (2), Crook (3), Fremont (8), Goshen (1), Laramie (7), Lincoln (16), Natrona (22), Park (4), Platte (2), Sheridan (8), Sublette (7), Sweetwater (3), Teton (11), Uinta (4), Weston (-1).

The total number of active coronavirus cases statewide is now 696 lab-confirmed and 842 total including probable.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 4,277 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 3,622

Number of probable cases recovered: 655

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 three active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed cases in the county were September 17. 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. One death was reported on September 1 for a death that occurred in July.

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

The Wyoming Department of Health shows 103 recoveries, 95 from lab-confirmed cases and eight of the probable cases.

Big Horn County has 46 lab-confirmed cases, five probable cases. The WDH has 44 lab-confirmed and five of the probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent case was confirmed on September 9. Two deaths were recorded in Big Horn County.

Hot Springs County now has 32 lab-confirmed cases, five probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on September 19. 30 of the lab confirmed and four of the probables have been listed as recovered.

Park County has reported 196 lab-confirmed cases, 18 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on September 23, with 167 of the lab-confirmed cases and 14 of the probable cases having recovered. Two deaths were reported in Park County.

The governor implemented new orders as of September 15, which allows for indoor sports, along with other modified state orders that are in place through September 30.

The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.

As of Wednesday, the WDH reports that there are currently 21 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported 10 cases. Albany, Laramie and Park Counties reported two cases each. Carbon, Converse, Sheridan, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties reported one case each.

State testing

Total tests completed: 152,678

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 61,382

Tests reported by commercial labs: 91,296

(Commercial labs are required to report positive test results to WDH; negative results are not reported consistently.)

CASES BY COUNTY

Cumulative Cases by County

(First number is laboratory-confirmed cases; second is probable cases. Probable cases are close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.) Number in bold indicates active lab-confirmed cases.

Albany: 353 (73) 139

Big Horn: 46 (6)

Campbell: 221 (33) 50

Carbon: 191 (30) 22

Converse: 76 (34) 33

Crook: 32 (6) 10

Fremont: 607 (79) 56

Goshen: 71 (10) 20

Hot Springs: 32 (5) 2

Johnson: 24 (6) 2

Laramie: 501 (160) 48

Lincoln: 129 (31) 37

Natrona: 399 (86) 94

Niobrara: 1 (2)

Park: 196 (18) 27

Platte: 17 (6) 5

Sheridan: 194 (68) 57

Sublette: 67 (20) 21

Sweetwater: 308 (18) 6

Teton: 484 (33) 43

Uinta: 280 (62) 18

Washakie: 104 (9) 3

Weston: 19 (6) 3

A recovery is defined as occurring when a patient has gone three days without a temperature and has seen improvement in respiratory problems.

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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