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Surge continues: Record 195 new confirmed COVID cases in Wyoming Friday


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 195 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their 3 pm Friday, Oct. 9 update.

That is the highest number of new confirmed cases reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The previous record high had been set yesterday with 165 new confirmed cases reported.

Wyoming has now seen a total of 6,226 lab confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

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48 new probable cases reported Friday brought the total to 1,109.

The WDH reported Thursday the death of a Natrona County woman who had tested positive for COVID. The state has seen a total of 54 COVID-19 related deaths among resident.

116 new recoveries from among people with a lab confirmed case were reported by the WDH on Friday, bringing the total to 4,883. Recoveries from probable cases rose by 13 to 849.

The WDH reported 31 new lab confirmed cases in Natrona County on Firday, bringing the total to 630. Probable cases in the county rose by eight to 118.

25 new recoveries from among people with a lab confirmed case were reported on Firday in Natrona, which has seen 471 lab confirmed case recoveries. The number of probable case recoveries rose by one to a total of 91.

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

  • last 21 days: 100.85
  • last 14 days: 103.9
  • last 7 days: 105.7

188,406 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming, with 3.3% 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: 696 (115)
  • Big Horn: 84 (12)
  • Campbell: 405 (40)
  • Carbon: 222 (33)
  • Converse: 137 (48) 
  • Crook: 51 (10)
  • Fremont: 776 (105)
  • Goshen: 106 (17)
  • Hot Springs: 35 (6)
  • Johnson: 34 (13)
  • Laramie: 667 (216)
  • Lincoln: 218 (42)
  • Natrona: 630 (118) 
  • Niobrara: 2 (2)
  • Park: 279 (25)
  • Platte: 43 (15)
  • Sheridan: 287 (102)
  • Sublette: 98 (32)
  • Sweetwater: 371 (22)
  • Teton: 623 (33)
  • Uinta: 303 (75)
  • Washakie: 114 (9)
  • Weston: 35 (19)

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.