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41 new lab confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide Friday, 38 recoveries

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CASPER, Wyo — 41 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Wyoming as of 3 pm Friday, August 7. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases reported in Wyoming to 2,490,  according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

Probable cases rose by one on Friday to 510. 

The WDH on Friday confirmed the 28th death in Wyoming related to COVID-19. On Thursday the Northern Arapaho Tribe announced the death of an elder male who had tested positive for COVID-19. The tribe said the man was the husband of an elder woman who the Wyoming Department of Health reported on Monday had died after testing positive for COVID-19.

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

  • Last 21 days: 35.48
  • Last 14 days: 32.36
  • Last 7 days: 24.57

38 new recoveries from among those with a lab confirmed case in Wyoming were reported on Friday, bringing the total to 2,007. Probable case recoveries rose by 16 to 413.

Two new lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Natrona County on Friday, which has seen 193 lab confirmed cases overall. Probable cases were revised down one to 36.

Two additional recoveries among people with a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Natrona were reported Friday, bringing the total to 176. Probable case recoveries rose by 2 and are up to 33 in the county.

80,681 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming. That includes 40,149 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: 99 (23)
  • Carbon: 66 (29)
  • Converse: 20 (12)
  • Crook: 10
  • Fremont: 435 (67)
  • Goshen: 23 (3)
  • Hot Springs: 16 (3)
  • Johnson: 18 (5)
  • Laramie: 349 (147)
  • Lincoln: 74 (26)
  • Natrona: 193 (36)
  • Niobrara: 1 (1)
  • Park: 122 (10)
  • Platte: 4 (1)
  • Sheridan: 49 (20)
  • Sublette: 30 (8)
  • Sweetwater: 242 (15)
  • Teton: 333 (38)
  • Uinta: 227 (47)
  • Washakie: 63 (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: covid@cnchd.org


  • 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.