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Sunday: 194 new coronavirus cases confirmed by labs in Wyoming, 20 in Natrona County


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 194 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their 9 am update Sunday, Oct. 18 .

Wyoming has now seen a total of 7,673 lab confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. 15 new probable cases reported Sunday brought the total to 1,352.

Friday, Oct. 16 saw a new record for highest number of new lab confirmed cases reported in a single day, with 248 new cases reported.

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The state’s COVID-19 related death toll stands at 57.

57 new recoveries from among people with a lab confirmed case were reported by the WDH on Sunday, bringing the total to 5,651. Recoveries from probable cases rose by 11 to 976.

The WDH reported 20 new lab confirmed cases in Natrona County on Sunday, bringing the total to 831. Probable cases in the county rose by two to 151.

There are 258 active lab confirmed cases in Natrona County, according to WDH.

No additional case recoveries were reported in Natrona County Sunday. There have been 566 recoveries from lab confirmed cases, and 100 from probable cases.

208,990 COVID-19 tests had been completed in Wyoming with 3.4% of tests coming back positive.

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

  • Albany: 938 (129)
  • Big Horn: 139 (18)
  • Campbell: 549 (51)
  • Carbon: 237 (34)
  • Converse: 170 (65) 
  • Crook: 71 (10)
  • Fremont: 893 (124)
  • Goshen: 116 (18)
  • Hot Springs: 36 (7)
  • Johnson: 51 (21)
  • Laramie: 870 (285)
  • Lincoln: 248 (54)
  • Natrona: 831 (151) 
  • Niobrara: 3 (2)
  • Park: 402 (38)
  • Platte: 59 (23)
  • Sheridan: 383 (114)
  • Sublette: 102 (40)
  • Sweetwater: 394 (21)
  • Teton: 667 (33)
  • Uinta: 323 (78)
  • Washakie: 124 (10)
  • Weston: 67 (26)

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.