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Thursday: 70 new lab confirmed COVID cases in Wyoming, 25 more recoveries

CASPER, Wyo — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 70 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their 3 pm Thursday, Sept. 17 update. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,936 in Wyoming.

The WDH also reported three additional COVID-19 related death among Wyoming residents on Thursday. Probable cases rose by 16 to 716 on Thursday.

25 new recoveries from among people with a lab confirmed case were reported Thursday, bringing the total 3,394. Four additional probable case recoveries brought the total to 606.

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11 new lab-confirmed cases were reported in Natrona County on Thursday, bringing the total to 347. Four new probable case brought the total to 72.

Recoveries from among people with a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Natrona rose four to a total of 265. Probable case recoveries were revised down by one to 53.

Wyoming’s average daily number of lab confirmed cases as of Monday were as follows (this data point had not been updated as of 3 pm Tuesday):

  • last 21 days: 34.76
  • last 14 days: 40.21
  • last 7 days: 48.86

140,031 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming with 2.8% of tests coming back positive.

County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health.

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.