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Thursday: 59 new lab confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wyoming, 40 more recoveries


UPDATE: The Wyoming Department of Health added one additional lab confirmed case to the 58 additional lab confirmed cases they reported at 3 pm Thursday, bringing the total reported Thursday to 59. They also added two additional probable cases. Oil City has edited this article to reflect the change.s

CASPER, Wyo — 59 additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Wyoming as of 3 pm Thursday, July 23. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases to 1,923, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

Two new probable cases were reported in Wyoming on Thursday, bringing the total to 424.

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The WDH reported Tuesday that a Campbell County woman had died who previously tested positive for COVID-19. That brought the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Wyoming to 25.

Monday marked the the highest jump in lab confirmed cases reported in a single day in Wyoming since the start of the pandemic at 62 new cases. The previous record was 44 new cases on June 23 and July 6.

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

  • Last 21 days: 31.33
  • Last 14 days: 33.71
  • Last 7 days: 35.14

40 new recoveries from among those with a lab confirmed case in Wyoming were reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 1,457. 9 additional probable case recoveries brought the total to 337.

One new lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 was reported in Natrona County on Thursday, which has seen 156 lab confirmed cases overall. Probable cases rose one to 28 in Natrona.

136 people with a lab confirmed case have recovered in Natrona County. 21 with a probable case have recovered.

67,700 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming. That includes 33,135 from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory. 3% of tests overall have come back positive.

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

  • Albany: 66 (8)
  • Big Horn: 29 (4)
  • Campbell: 82 (19)
  • Carbon: 40 (19)
  • Converse: 19 (11)
  • Crook: 9
  • Fremont: 383 (57)
  • Goshen: 9 (2)
  • Hot Springs: 13 (3)
  • Johnson: 18 (4)
  • Laramie: 275 (125)
  • Lincoln: 51 (21)
  • Natrona: 156 (28)
  • Niobrara: 1 (1)
  • Park: 86 (9)
  • Platte: 4 (1)
  • Sheridan: 31 (9)
  • Sublette: 12 (6)
  • Sweetwater: 194 (12)
  • Teton: 218 (36)
  • Uinta: 183 (44)
  • Washakie: 40 (5)
  • Weston: 4

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.