Natrona update: 6,046 COVID-19 tests complete, 21 confirmed cases active - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Natrona update: 6,046 COVID-19 tests complete, 21 confirmed cases active


CASPER, Wyo. — There are 21 active lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Natrona County, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

Natrona has seen 155 total laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 through 3 pm Wednesday, July 22. 134 of those people have recovered. The county has also seen 27 probable cases with 20 recoveries.

One COVID-19 related death has been reported in Natrona. 6,046 COVID-19 tests have been completed in the county. 2.69% of tests have come back positive in the past two weeks. 606 people have been contacted through contact tracing efforts, according to the WDH.

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The 19-29 age group in Natrona have seen the highest number of lab confirmed COVID-19 cases at 38. Cases by age break down as follows:

  • Under 19: 20 lab confirmed, 3 probable
  • 19-29: 38 lab confirmed, 3 probable
  • 30-39: 15 lab confirmed, 6 probable
  • 40-49: 21 lab confirmed, 1 probable
  • 50-59: 24 lab confirmed, 1 probable
  • 60-69: 15 lab confirmed, 3 probable
  • 70-79: 8 lab confirmed, 0 probable
  • 80 and up: 2 lab confirmed, 0 probable

The Wyoming Department of Health’s COVID-19 report for Natrona County looks as follows (interactive version available on WDH website):

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.