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Wednesday: 32 new lab confirmed COVID cases in Wyoming, 37 more recoveries


CASPER, Wyo — 32 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Wyoming as of 3 pm Wednesday, August 5. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases reported in Wyoming to 2,424,  according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

Probable cases rose by 7 on Wednesday to 499. The WDH reported an additional COVID-19 related death in Wyoming on Monday which brought the total to 27.

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

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  • Last 21 days: 37.05
  • Last 14 days: 36.43
  • Last 7 days: 29.29

37 new recoveries from among those with a lab confirmed case in Wyoming were reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1,937. Probable case recoveries rose by 2 to 386.

Two additional lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Natrona County on Wednesday, which has seen 191 lab confirmed cases overall. Probable cases in Natrona remain at 35.

One additional recovery among people with a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Natrona was reported Wednesday, bringing the total to 171. Probable case recoveries remain at 28 in the county.

79,405 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming. That includes 39,493 from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory. 3.2% of tests overall have come back positive.

County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health. Lab confirmed cases in each county (probable cases in parentheses) are as follows:

  • Albany: 79 (9)
  • Big Horn: 32 (4)
  • Campbell: 96 (22)
  • Carbon: 64 (24)
  • Converse: 20 (12)
  • Crook: 10
  • Fremont: 429 (67)
  • Goshen: 19 (3)
  • Hot Springs: 16 (3)
  • Johnson: 18 (4)
  • Laramie: 343 (146)
  • Lincoln: 72 (25)
  • Natrona: 191 (35)
  • Niobrara: 1 (1)
  • Park: 113 (11)
  • Platte: 4 (1)
  • Sheridan: 46 (18)
  • Sublette: 31 (8)
  • Sweetwater: 238 (14)
  • Teton: 324 (39)
  • Uinta: 221 (47)
  • Washakie: 52 (6)
  • Weston: 5

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.