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STATE UPDATE: Thursday, October 29, COVID case count at 10288, 1918 probable, 8236 recovered

 

October 29, 2020

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday increased by 301 cases to 10,589. The record for cases in a day is 387.

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 1,918 probable cases along with 87 deaths. There were 131 new recoveries reported today, 119 lab-confirmed cases and 12 probable. The combined recovery record for a day is 231.

10 new deaths were reported today, three in Goshen County, two in Natrona County, and one in each of Albany, Converse, Fremont, Laramie and Sheridan Counties.

Case changes today were reported as follows: Albany (29), Big Horn (4), Campbell (64), Carbon (4), Converse (4), Crook (4), Fremont (21), Goshen (1), Hot Springs (1), Johnson (2), Laramie (50), Lincoln (5), Natrona (24), Niobrara (2), Park (16), Platte (3), Sheridan (32), Sublette (3), Sweetwater (14), Teton (7), Uinta (5), Weston (6).

There are currently 3,465 active lab-confirmed cases state wide, including probables there are 4,184 cases.

RECOVERIES

The WDH lists 8,236 cases recovered.

Number of lab confirmed cases recovered: 7,037

Number of probable cases recovered: 1,199

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 now 17 active lab-confirmed cases in Washakie County. The most recent confirmed case in the county was October 28.

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. The seventh death was recorded on October 13 was of an elderly female that died in early October.

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 112 recoveries, 103 from lab-confirmed cases and nine of the probable cases.

Big Horn County has 215 lab-confirmed cases, 30 probable cases. The WDH has 158 lab-confirmed and 19 of the probable cases listed as recovered. The most recent cases were confirmed on October 29. Seven deaths were recorded in Big Horn County. There are 50 active lab-confirmed cases.

Hot Springs County has 45 lab-confirmed cases, nine probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 29. 37 of the lab confirmed and six of the probables have been listed as recovered. There are eight active lab-confirmed cases in the county.

Park County has reported 591 lab-confirmed cases, 70 probable cases. The most recent case was confirmed on October 29, with 326 of the lab-confirmed cases and 33 of the probable cases having recovered. Three deaths were reported in Park County. There are 262 active lab-confirmed cases in Park County.

The governor implemented new orders as of September 30, which allows for indoor sports, along with other modified state orders that are in place through Oct. 31. The new orders allow for additional seating in restaurants.

The county is currently still at modified level 2 status.

As of Thursday, the WDH reports that there are currently 109 hospitalized patients in the state. One patient was reported in Big Horn County, zero were reported in Hot Springs County, seven in Park County and one in Washakie County. As of Oct. 29, 20 out of 181 ventilators were reported in use in the state, it is unknown if their use is related to COVID.

State testing

Total tests completed: 336,857

Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 91,523

Tests reported by commercial labs: 245,334

(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.)

Albany: 1,299 (151) 635

Big Horn: 215 (30) 50

Campbell: 958 (85) 505

Carbon: 288 (37) 60

Converse: 210 (109) 41

Crook: 105 (11) 40

Fremont: 1,201 (172) 294

Goshen: 142 (20) 55

Hot Springs: 45 (10) 8

Johnson: 80 (36) 32

Laramie: 1,257 (399) 452

Lincoln: 294 (59) 85

Natrona: 1,201 (256) 405

Niobrara: 6 (10) 3

Park: 591 (70) 262

Platte: 93 (49) 51

Sheridan: 598 (167) 212

Sublette: 130 (45) 16

Sweetwater: 494 (28) 86

Teton: 746 (33) 51

Uinta: 374 (95) 49

Washakie: 141 (12) 17

Weston: 121 (34) 56

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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