Almost 5,000 tests complete as Wyoming COVID-19 cases climb to 239 with 89 'probable cases' - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Almost 5,000 tests complete as Wyoming COVID-19 cases climb to 239 with 89 ‘probable cases’


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reports that 4,975 people have been tested in the state for COVID-19 coronavirus as of 3 pm Thursday, April 9.

There are 239 laboratory confirmed positive cases in Wyoming, up from 225 reported on Wednesday. There are now 89 “probable cases” across the state.

“Probable Cases include a total count of people who are identified to be a close contact to a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case AND develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days, but are not tested,” the WDH says. “This count includes probable cases that have recovered.”

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101 people are now reportedly “recovered.” That including 80 recoveries among laboratory confirmed cases and 21 probable cases.

“A 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 72 hours AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” the WDH says.

Natrona County has seen 27 confirmed cases (8 recoveries) and 8 probable cases(4 recoveries). The total number of confirmed cases is highest in Laramie County at 54.

Confirmed cases in Wyoming counties are as follows (probable cases in parentheses), according to the WDH:

  • Albany: 4
  • Big Horn
  • Campbell: 9 (3)
  • Carbon: 4
  • Converse: 4 (8)
  • Crook: 3
  • Fremont: 38 (7)
  • Goshen: 3 (1)
  • Hot Springs 
  • Johnson: 9 (2)
  • Laramie: 54 (20)
  • Lincoln: 4 (4)
  • Natrona: 27 (8)
  • Niobrara: 1 (1)
  • Park: 1
  • Platte
  • Sheridan: 12 (3)
  • Sublette: 1 (2)
  • Sweetwater: 6 (3)
  • Teton: 50 (16)
  • Uinta: 4
  • Washakie: 5 (3)
  • Weston

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.