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Saturday: 1,060 new coronavirus cases confirmed since Wednesday in Wyo, 2,382 recoveries


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health on Saturday, Nov. 28 is reporting that there have been 27,738 coronavirus cases in Wyoming since the start of the pandemic. That’s an increase of 1,060 since Wednesday’s report. 88.2% of those cases have been reported since September 1.

A record 1,251 new confirmed cases were reported Monday, Nov 23.

4,191 probable cases have been reported in Wyoming as of Saturday by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), an increase of 107 since Wednesday.

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The WDH reported 13 additional COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total to 215 since the pandemic began.

The WDH reported 75 new lab confirmed cases in Natrona County since Wednesday. The total stands at 3,932 since the start of the pandemic. Natrona saw 36 new probable cases reported since Wednesday, bringing the total to 852.

As of Friday morning, Wyoming’s effective reproduction rate of the virus stood at 1.15, according to The number reflects the average number of new cases each case is expected to create. Anytime the effective reproduction rate is above 1.0, COVID-19 is expected to spread quickly.

The Wyoming Department of Health reported that 225 patients with COVID-19 were hospitalized across Wyoming as of Thanksgiving Day Thursday. There were 13 COVID-19 patients reported in Wyoming hospitals on Sept. 13.

2,382 new recoveries from a lab confirmed case have been reported since Wednesday, for a total of 19,780. An additional 303 probable case recoveries were also reported for a total of 3,018..

2,333 people with a lab confirmed case and 479 people with a probable case have recovered in Natrona County, a combined 527 new recoveries since Wednesday.

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

  • Albany: 2,818 (239)
  • Big Horn: 444 (50)
  • Campbell: 2,707 (243)
  • Carbon: 624 (54)
  • Converse: 395 (204)
  • Crook: 277 (22)
  • Fremont: 2,886 (383)
  • Goshen: 612 (59)
  • Hot Springs: 136 (12)
  • Johnson: 214 (99)
  • Laramie: 4,067 (727)
  • Lincoln: 554 (80)
  • Natrona: 3,932 (852)
  • Niobrara: 47 (70)
  • Park: 1,156 (117)
  • Platte: 216 (107)
  • Sheridan: 1,590 (306)
  • Sublette: 327 (102)
  • Sweetwater: 1,701 (79)
  • Teton: 1,520 (50)
  • Uinta: 847 (190)
  • Washakie: 342 (75)
  • Weston: 325 (71)

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.