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Saturday: 22 new COVID-19 cases, 2 in Natrona County


CASPER, Wyo — 22 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Wyoming as of 9:20 am Saturday, July 4. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases to 1,289, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

For the last 21 days, Wyoming has added an average of 20.36 lab confirmed cases per day. For the last week, the state has averaged 26.29 such cases per day, according to the WDH.

Two new probable cases brought the total to 317, according to Wyoming Department of Health data on Saturday. There have been 20 COVID-19 related deaths reported in the state.

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13 additional recoveries from lab-confirmed cases brought the total 916, and five additional probable case recoveries brought the total to 251 Friday.

In Natrona County, two additional lab confirmed cases were reported on Saturday, which now has seen 118 lab confirmed cases. Probable cases remain at 18 on Saturday.

77 lab confirmed case recoveries and 13 probable case recoveries have been reported in Natrona.

47,932 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming. That includes 23,948 from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory.

Confirmed COVID-19 case counts by county as of Friday are listed below, with probable cases in parentheses:

Albany: 33 (3)
Big Horn: 18 (5)
Campbell: 50(13)
Carbon: 15 (11)
Converse: 16 (10)
Crook: 7
Fremont: 327 (39)
Goshen: 5 (2)
Hot Springs: 9 (3)
Johnson: 16 (4)
Laramie: 185 (102)
Lincoln: 29 (5)
Natrona: 118 (18)
Niobrara: 1 (1)
Park: 54 (7)
Platte: 3 (1)
Sheridan: 19 (8)
Sublette: 3 (3)
Sweetwater: 94 (8)
Teton: 105 (32)
Uinta: 146 (37)
Washakie: 34 (5)
Weston: 2

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.