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Wyoming adds 124 new confirmed cases, three COVID-related deaths to start October

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CASPER, Wyo. —The Wyoming Department of Health reported 124 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their 3 pm Thursday, Oct. 1 update.

Wyoming crossed 5,000 total laboratory confirmed cases on Wednesday and has now seen a total of 5,170 lab confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

The WDH also reported three additional COVID-19 related deaths among Wyoming residents on Thursday, bringing the total to 53. Probable cases rose by 11, bringing the total to 913.

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49 new recoveries from among people with a lab confirmed case were reported by the WDH on Thursday, bringing the total to 4,109. Recoveries from probable cases rose by 13 to 744.

The WDH reported 21 new lab-confirmed cases in Natrona County on Thursday, bringing the total to 526. Two new probable case in the county brought the total to 100.

No new recoveries from among people with a lab confirmed case were reported on Thursday in Natrona, which has seen 358 lab confirmed case recoveries. One new probable case recovery brought the total to 76.

Wyoming’s average daily number of lab-confirmed cases is as follows:

  • last 21 days: 74.15
  • last 14 days: 83.08
  • last 7 days: 84.50

163,788 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming, with 3.1% of tests coming back positive.

County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health. The number of lab confirmed cases in each of Wyoming’s counties is as follows, with probable cases in parentheses:

  • Albany: 494 (95)
  • Big Horn: 57 (7)
  • Campbell: 306 (35)
  • Carbon: 201 (32)
  • Converse: 102 (43) 
  • Crook: 40 (7)
  • Fremont: 666 (85)
  • Goshen: 94 (13)
  • Hot Springs: 33 (5)
  • Johnson: 29 (13)
  • Laramie: 551 (174)
  • Lincoln: 183 (33)
  • Natrona: 526 (100) 
  • Niobrara: 2 (2)
  • Park: 233 (19)
  • Platte: 27 (11)
  • Sheridan: 231 (73)
  • Sublette: 90 (27)
  • Sweetwater: 323 (19)
  • Teton: 558 (33)
  • Uinta: 287 (69)
  • Washakie: 107 (9)
  • Weston: 30 (9)


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.