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Sunday: 514 new lab confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming; 197 recoveries


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 514 new lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 during its daily update Sunday, Nov. 29.

There have been 28,252 confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming since the start of the pandemic. 86.3% of those cases have been reported since September 16.

A record 1,251 new confirmed cases were reported Monday, Nov 23.

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4,237 probable cases have been reported in Wyoming as of Sunday by state health officials, an increase of 46 since data available on Saturday.

The WDH reported 13 additional COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, Nov. 25, bringing the total to 215 since the pandemic began.

The WDH reported 21 new lab confirmed cases in Natrona County since Saturday. The total stands at 3,953 since the start of the pandemic. Natrona also saw 26 new probable cases reported since Saturday, bringing the total to 878.

There are 2,179 active lab confirmed cases in Natrona County, according the new Casper-Natrona County Health Department dashboard. State health reports that 46 county residents have died with COVID-19 as a contributing factor.

As of last update Friday morning, Wyoming’s effective reproduction rate of the virus stood at 1.15, according to The number reflects the average number of new cases each case is expected to create. Anytime the effective reproduction rate is above 1.0, COVID-19 is expected to spread quickly.

The Wyoming Department of Health reported that 225 patients with COVID-19 were hospitalized across Wyoming as of Thanksgiving Day, when data was last updated on the state health department website. There were 13 COVID-19 patients reported in Wyoming hospitals on Sept. 13.

197 new recoveries from lab confirmed cases have been reported in Wyoming since Saturday for a total of 19,977. An additional 27 probable case recoveries were also reported for a total of 3,045.

2,340 people with a lab confirmed case and 479 people with a probable case have recovered in Natrona County. There were 7 recoveries from lab confirmed cases reported since Saturday.

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

  • Albany: 2,828 (240)
  • Big Horn: 449 (50)
  • Campbell: 2,737 (244)
  • Carbon: 631 (54)
  • Converse: 404 (206)
  • Crook: 278 (22)
  • Fremont: 2,948 (383)
  • Goshen: 636 (59)
  • Hot Springs: 136 (12)
  • Johnson: 214 (99)
  • Laramie: 4,256 (728)
  • Lincoln: 564 (81)
  • Natrona: 3,953 (878)
  • Niobrara: 53 (70)
  • Park: 1,171 (116)
  • Platte: 222 (108)
  • Sheridan: 1,623 (310)
  • Sublette: 334 (104)
  • Sweetwater: 1,730 (82)
  • Teton: 1,559 (47)
  • Uinta: 849 (197)
  • Washakie: 352 (76)
  • Weston: 325 (71)

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.