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Saturday: 142 new lab confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wyoming, 55 recoveries


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 142 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their 9 am update Saturday, Oct. 17 .

Wyoming has now seen a total of 7,479 lab confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

Friday, Oct. 16 saw a new record for highest number of new confirmed cases reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic, with 248 new cases reported.

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The state’s COVID-19 related death toll stands at 57.

Nine new probable cases reported Saturday brought the total to 1,337.

55 new recoveries from among people with a lab confirmed case were reported by the WDH on Saturday, bringing the total to 5,594. Recoveries from probable cases rose by 10 to 965.

The WDH reported 19 new lab confirmed cases in Natrona County on Saturday, bringing the total to 811. Probable cases in the county rose by three to 149.

There are 238 active lab confirmed cases in Natrona County, according to WDH.

Six additional recoveries from a lab confirmed case in Natrona County brought the total to 566. The number of probable case recoveries remains at 100 on Saturday.

208,990 COVID-19 tests had been completed in Wyoming with 3.4% of tests coming back positive.

County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health. Lab confirmed cases in each county are as follows (probable cases in parentheses):

  • Albany: 905 (129)
  • Big Horn: 119 (18)
  • Campbell: 521 (45)
  • Carbon: 232 (37)
  • Converse: 159 (64) 
  • Crook: 71 (10)
  • Fremont: 884 (125)
  • Goshen: 116 (18)
  • Hot Springs: 35 (6)
  • Johnson: 50 (18)
  • Laramie: 854 (279)
  • Lincoln: 247 (54)
  • Natrona: 811 (149) 
  • Niobrara: 3 (2)
  • Park: 378 (36)
  • Platte: 58 (23)
  • Sheridan: 379 (114)
  • Sublette: 101 (41)
  • Sweetwater: 390 (21)
  • Teton: 659 (33)
  • Uinta: 322 (79)
  • Washakie: 123 (10)
  • Weston: 62 (26)

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email:

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.