CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 136 new confirmed COVID-19 cases during their 3 p.m. Monday, July 19 update.
The additional confirmed cases brought Wyoming’s total to 53,363 since the pandemic began. 50 additional probable cases were reported Monday, bringing the total to 10,346.
There are 429 active confirmed cases in Wyoming. 169 of the active confirmed cases are in Laramie County, along with 15 in Natrona County.
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One new variant case was reported on Monday; the number of COVID-19 cases identified as variants in the state rose to 1,364. Variant cases involve a mutated form of the virus and some may spread more easily or result in more serious illness.
Hospitalizations stood at 61 on Monday, up from 57 in Wyoming hospitals on Sunday, according to WDH data. 30 of the COVID patients on Monday were at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. There were four patients at the Wyoming Medical Center.
No additional COVID-19-related deaths among Wyoming residents were reported on Monday. A total of 760 Wyoming residents have reportedly died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Natrona County saw five new confirmed cases reported Monday. There have been 6,128 confirmed cases in the county since the pandemic began. The probable case count in Natrona County rose by six to 2,193. Laramie County saw 54 new confirmed cases on Monday.
52,278 people have recovered from a confirmed case, along with 10,095 from 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 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: 4,148 (558)
- Big Horn: 980 (233)
- Campbell: 4,685 (554)
- Carbon: 1,517 (176)
- Converse: 549 (526)
- Crook: 430 (38)
- Fremont: 4,502 (846)
- Goshen: 1,162 (95)
- Hot Springs: 279 (103)
- Johnson: 445 (308)
- Laramie: 9,040 (2,147)
- Lincoln: 1,253 (218)
- Natrona: 6,128 (2,193)
- Niobrara: 74 (90)
- Park: 2,767 (163)
- Platte: 488 (233)
- Sheridan: 2,580 (704)
- Sublette: 668 (157)
- Sweetwater: 4,623 (268)
- Teton: 3,753 (89)
- Uinta: 2,008 (331)
- Washakie: 733 (202)
- Weston: 551 (114)