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627 new COVID-19 cases reported statewide Monday, 60 in Natrona County


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported an additional 627 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state since Friday during its 3 p.m. Monday, October 4 update.

The new cases reported Monday brought the total number of confirmed cases in Wyoming to 74,549 since the pandemic began. Wyoming has been adding an average of 327.5 new confirmed cases per day over the past 14 days.

The number of new probable cases rose by 183, bringing the total to 17,430.

There are 2,356 active confirmed cases in Wyoming on Monday, 448 fewer than on Thursday.

Natrona County added 60 new confirmed cases on Monday, bringing the total to 8,315 since the pandemic began. Natrona County saw 46 new probable cases reported, bringing the total to 4,441.

No additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported Monday. 41 additional COVID-19-related deaths among Wyoming residents were reported last Tuesday. 996 Wyoming residents have reportedly died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began. These are deaths that have COVID-19 listed as either the underlying or primary cause of death or as a contributing cause of death, the WDH explains.

There are 197 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals on Monday, 13 fewer than on Friday, according to the WDH. The most recent peak in COVID-19 hospitalizations occurred on September 8, when there were 233 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals.

There are 47 COVID-19 patients at the Wyoming Medical Center Monday, 11 more than on Friday. There are 30 COVID-19 patients at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. There are three ICU beds available at the WMC and two at the CRMC. While ICU beds are not exclusively used to treat COVID-19 patients, when hospitals deal with surges in these patients, that can put a strain on their ability to care for other types of critical-needs patients.

The number of COVID-19 cases identified as variant cases rose by 43 to 3,401. Variant cases involve a mutated form of the virus and some may spread more easily or result in more serious illness.

The WDH says its variant dashboard may underestimate the number of variant cases in Wyoming: “Not all positive tests are sequenced to identify which variation of COVID-19 caused illness.”

The WDH says 71,377 lab confirmed cases have recovered, and 16,432 probable cases have recovered since the start of the pandemic.

“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 after their first symptoms, 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 recovered after their isolation period ends.

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: 5,047 (820)
  • Big Horn: 1,459 (360)
  • Campbell: 7,113 (783)
  • Carbon: 2,173 (284)
  • Converse: 789 (1,156)
  • Crook: 655 (137)
  • Fremont: 6,623 (1,153)
  • Goshen: 1,752 (143)
  • Hot Springs: 602 (222)
  • Johnson: 716 (377)
  • Laramie: 11,459 (3,188)
  • Lincoln: 1,963 (455)
  • Natrona: 8,315 (4,441)
  • Niobrara: 143 (174)
  • Park: 4,107 (352)
  • Platte: 844 (352)
  • Sheridan: 3,646 (1,067)
  • Sublette: 1,018 (203)
  • Sweetwater: 6,446 (569)
  • Teton: 4,834 (119)
  • Uinta: 3,095 (483)
  • Washakie: 1,057 (365)
  • Weston: 693 (227)

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.