STATE UPDATE: Tuesday, September 29, COVID case count at 4948, 873 probable, 4702 recovered
September 24, 2020
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday increased by 51 cases to 4,948. The record for cases in a day is 162.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 873 probable cases along with 50 deaths. The state reported 89 recoveries, 76 from lab-confirmed and 13 probable cases. Lab-confirmed recovery numbers were not readily available today.
Lab-confirmed case changes today were reported as follows: Albany (6), Big Horn (-1), Campbell (5), Converse (7), Crook (-1), Fremont (1), Goshen (3), Laramie (4), Lincoln (9), Natrona (6), Park (2), Sheridan (1), Sublette (6), Sweetwater (2), Washakie (1).
The total number of active coronavirus cases statewide is now 964 lab-confirmed and 1,119 total including probable.
The WDH lists 4,702 cases recovered.
Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 3,984
Number of probable cases recovered: 718
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 most recent confirmed case in the county was September 27. 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 106 recoveries, 98 from lab-confirmed cases and eight of the probable cases.
Big Horn County has 53 lab-confirmed cases, six 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 28. Two deaths were recorded in Big Horn County.
Hot Springs County now has 33 lab-confirmed cases, five probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on September 27. 31 of the lab confirmed and all of the probables have been listed as recovered.
Park County has reported 221 lab-confirmed cases, 19 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on September 29, with 176 of the lab-confirmed cases and 16 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 Friday, the WDH reports that there are currently 22 hospitalized patients in the state. Natrona County reported 10 cases. Sheridan County reported three cases. Albany and Park Counties reported two cases each. Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Laramie and Washakie Counties reported one case each.
Total tests completed: 164,004
Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 66,832
Tests reported by commercial labs: 97,172
(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: 471 (86)
Big Horn: 53 (6)
Campbell: 287 (36)
Carbon: 197 (31)
Converse: 93 (36)
Crook: 38 (7)
Fremont: 645 (84)
Goshen: 92 (12)
Hot Springs: 33 (5)
Johnson: 27 (13)
Laramie: 539 (168)
Lincoln: 164 (32)
Natrona: 487 (97)
Niobrara: 2 (2)
Park: 221 (19)
Platte: 23 (9)
Sheridan: 223 (72)
Sublette: 86 (22)
Sweetwater: 317 (19)
Teton: 527 (33)
Uinta: 288 (66)
Washakie: 107 (9)
Weston: 28 (8)
A recovery is defined as occurring when a patient has gone three days without a temperature and has seen improvement in respiratory problems.
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.)
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