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Confirmed COVID-19 cases climb to 216 across Wyoming, 4,005 tests complete


CASPER, Wyo. — Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Wyoming have increased to 216 as of 10 am Tuesday, April 7, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

That includes 26 in Natrona County, which remains unchanged from the number of cases reported in the county on Monday. The most cases are in Laramie County at 47:

  • Albany: 4
  • Big Horn
  • Campbell: 9
  • Carbon: 4
  • Converse: 4
  • Crook: 1
  • Fremont: 38
  • Goshen: 3
  • Hot Springs: 
  • Johnson: 8
  • Laramie: 47
  • Lincoln: 4
  • Natrona: 26
  • Niobrara
  • Park: 1
  • Platte
  • Sheridan: 12
  • Sublette: 1
  • Sweetwater: 5
  • Teton: 41
  • Uinta: 3
  • Washakie: 5
  • Weston

Overall, the department says that 4,005 tests have been reported to them through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory, commercial labs or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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On Monday, the WDH said that people are now encouraged to wear cloth face coverings when going out to public places like grocery stores and pharmacies to help prevent the spread of the virus.

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department said on Monday that the majority of positive cases in the county have been tied to one of three epidemiologically connected COVID-19 clusters.

They also said that individuals in certain situations are considered most at-risk of contracting the virus. That includes those who are:

  • Living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19,
  • Caring for a sick person with COVID-19,
  • Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for 10 minutes or longer, OR
  • Being in direct contact with respiratory droplets from a sick person with COVID-19 (For example: being coughed or sneezed on or sharing utensils).

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:

  • 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.