CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Health said the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Wyoming has reached 200 as of Sunday evening.
The cases in 17 counties range in numbers from 44 in Laramie County to one in Park and Crook Counties. Fifty cases are listed as recovered.
As of Sunday evening Natrona County’s number of cases stand at 23.
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There is no information on the number of current hospitalizations, but on Sunday Morning Lander City Council member Cade Maestas posted on his Facebook page that Sage West’s 12 isolation rooms were currently full.
“They’re working on expanding it to 20 this week and have a lot more possible capacity… Which they are going to need,” wrote Maestas.
In an interview with NBC News on Sunday, United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams urged governors of remaining states without statewide shelter-in-place orders to do so.
“The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It’s going to be our 9/11 moment. It’s going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives. And we really need to understand that if we want to flatten that curve and get through to the other side, everyone needs to do their part,” he said.
Thirty-eight states have issued lockdowns, and according to USA Today 90 percent of America’s population is under a shelter-in-place order. The remaining states, including Wyoming, have resisted such statewide mandates.
Wyoming governor Mark Gordon has resisted a statewide shelter-in-place order, repeatedly asking citizens to practice social distancing, make only essential trips and to practice good hygiene.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.