(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — The  Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 33 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their 3 pm Tuesday, March 30 update.

There have been 47,552 total confirmed cases in Wyoming since the pandemic began. 13 additional probable cases were reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 8,651.

No additional confirmed cases were reported Tuesday in Natrona County, which has seen a total of 5,833 confirmed cases. Two additional probable cases were reported for a total of 1,980.

The number of hospitalized due to COVID-19 increased to 17 Tuesday, up from 14 on Saturday, according to the WDH. Hospitalizations peaked in Wyoming on Nov. 30, 2020 at 247.

No additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported Tuesday. Two additional COVID related deaths were reported last week, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Wyoming’s to 695.

Statewide, 46,648 people with a confirmed case of COVID have reportedly recovered, along with 8,484 people with a probable case. That’s 56 combined recoveries since Monday. In Natrona County, 5,693 people with a confirmed case of COVID have reportedly recovered, along with 1,957 people with a probable case.

“A lab confirmed or probable 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 24 hours AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” the WDH says. “Cases with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms are considered recovered when at least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive test and have had no subsequent illness provided they remain asymptomatic.”

WDH Public Information Officer Kim Deti explained that the department marks people as recovered once their isolation order date has expired. People who test positive are asked to remain in isolation until 10 days since their first symptoms or 10 days after their test was taken, or longer if they are still showing symptoms.

If people need to be isolated longer than their initial isolation period, they can contact the WDH who can extend their isolation order. Deti said that in some cases, contact tracing informs whether a case is considered recovered while in others, the department counts someone as covered after their isolation period concludes.

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

  • Albany: 3,573 (396)
  • Big Horn: 902 (208)
  • Campbell: 4,245 (494)
  • Carbon: 1,383 (133)
  • Converse: 510 (472)
  • Crook: 391 (33)
  • Fremont: 4,255 (806)
  • Goshen: 1,078 (90)
  • Hot Springs: 269 (93)
  • Johnson: 422 (291)
  • Laramie: 7,218 (1,382)
  • Lincoln: 1,142 (207)
  • Natrona: 5,833 (1,980)
  • Niobrara: 67 (83)
  • Park: 2,492 (150)
  • Platte: 397 (213)
  • Sheridan: 2,439 (639)
  • Sublette: 563 (140)
  • Sweetwater: 3,855 (151)
  • Teton: 3,512 (81)
  • Uinta: 1,805 (320)
  • Washakie: 698 (193)
  • Weston: 536 (96)