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Wednesday: 24 new lab confirmed COVID cases in Wyoming, 59,347 tests complete


CASPER, Wyo — 24 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Wyoming as of 3 pm Wednsday, July 15. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases to 1,605, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

As of Tuesday, the WDH reports the average number of lab confirmed COVID-19 cases per day as follows:

  • Last 21 days: 26.48
  • Last 14 days: 26.50
  • Last 7 days: 25

10 additional probable COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 380. An additional COVID-19 related death was announced on Tuesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Wyoming to 22.

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One new lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 was reported in Natrona County on Wednesday, which has seen 146 lab confirmed cases overall. Probable cases in Natrona remain at 26.

35 new recoveries from among those with a lab confirmed case in Wyoming were reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1,211. 9 additional probable case recoveries brought the total to 295.

One additional recoveries from a lab confirmed case was reported in Natrona on Wednesday, bringing the total to 100. Probable case recoveries remain at 14.

59,347 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming. That includes 29,318 from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory.

Confirmed COVID-19 case counts by county as of 3 pm Wednesday are listed below, with probable cases in parentheses:

  • Albany: 46 (7)
  • Big Horn: 26 (4)
  • Campbell: 74 (19)
  • Carbon: 16 (13)
  • Converse: 17 (11)
  • Crook: 8
  • Fremont: 356 (51)
  • Goshen: 8 (2)
  • Hot Springs: 9 (3)
  • Johnson: 18 (4)
  • Laramie: 239 (118)
  • Lincoln: 36 (7)
  • Natrona: 146 (26)
  • Niobrara: 1 (1)
  • Park: 77 (11)
  • Platte: 3 (1)
  • Sheridan: 27 (9)
  • Sublette: 6 (4)
  • Sweetwater: 146 (11)
  • Teton: 137 (33)
  • Uinta: 168 (40)
  • Washakie: 38 (5)
  • Weston: 3

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.