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At least 912 COVID-19 cases now confirmed in states bordering Wyoming

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CASPER, Wyo. — As of 10 am Monday, March 23, the Wyoming Department of Health reports 26 positives cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in the state.

In states bordering Wyoming, a total of 912 cases are being reported by the Centers of Disease Control and Convention as of 4 pm Friday (data updated at noon on Monday).

Cases reported from states bordering Wyoming are as follows:

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  • Colorado: 591
  • Utah: 169
  • Nebraska: 50
  • Montana: 34
  • South Dakota: 21
  • Idaho: 47

Nationwide, the CDC reports 33,404 cases of COVID-19 and 400 deaths related to the virus.

The World Health Organization reported 332,985 cases in 189 countries and 14,510 deaths as of Monday.

The CDC says their data includes “both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan.”

“State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the most up to date.”

The CDC says that their labs have tested about 4,607 people nationwide and that U.S. public health labs have tested about 67,263 people for COVID-19:

Further details are available at the CDC’s website.


The concern around coronavirus and COVID-19 are an ever evolving issue.

For more information please visit the Centers for Disease Control website and The Wyoming Department of Health website. At this time, the WDH is recommending Wyoming residents:

  • 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.


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: covid@cnchd.org


  • 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.