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50 new COVID-19 cases confirmed statewide Tuesday, 1 COVID patient at WMC


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 50 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend during their 3 pm Tuesday, June 22 update.

There have now been 51,898 confirmed cases in Wyoming since the pandemic began. The WDH reports 316 active confirmed cases in the state. Probable cases rose by 24 Tuesday to a total of 9,806.

Hospitalizations in Wyoming due to COVID have dropped from the most recent peak of 52 on June 15 to 34 on Tuesday, according to WDH data. At the Wyoming Medical Center, there is only one COVID patient on Monday. Hospitalizations peaked in Wyoming on Nov. 30, 2020 at 247.

No additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported Tuesday. Nine additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported Tuesday, June 15. 734 Wyoming residents have reportedly died after contracting COVID since the pandemic began.

Natrona County’s confirmed cases increased by four Tuesday, for a total of 6,062 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. Probable cases remained at 2,139.

As of Tuesday, there have also been a total of 909 variant cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming detected, up by 75 since Monday. Variant cases involve a mutated form of the virus and some may spread more easily or result in more serious illness.

50,947 people have recovered from a confirmed case along with 9,618 from a probable case.

“A lab confirmed or probable case is defined as recovered when there is resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) for 24 hours AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” the WDH says. “Cases with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms are considered recovered when at least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive test and have had no subsequent illness provided they remain asymptomatic.”

WDH Public Information Officer Kim Deti explained that the department marks people as recovered once their isolation order date has expired. People who test positive are asked to remain in isolation until 10 days since their first symptoms or 10 days after their test was taken, or longer if they are still showing symptoms.

If people need to be isolated longer than their initial isolation period, they can contact the WDH who can extend their isolation order. Deti said that in some cases, contact tracing informs whether a case is considered recovered while in others, the department counts someone as covered after their isolation period concludes.

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

  • Albany: 4,054 (541)
  • Big Horn: 968 (232)
  • Campbell: 4,621 (546)
  • Carbon: 1,466 (159)
  • Converse: 531 (501)
  • Crook: 421 (37)
  • Fremont: 4,452 (838)
  • Goshen: 1,141 (96)
  • Hot Springs: 275 (98)
  • Johnson: 436 (303)
  • Laramie: 8,364 (1,825)
  • Lincoln: 1,205 (215)
  • Natrona: 6,062 (2,139)
  • Niobrara: 72 (90)
  • Park: 2,742 (156)
  • Platte: 453 (224)
  • Sheridan: 2,554 (697)
  • Sublette: 648 (154)
  • Sweetwater: 4,469 (230)
  • Teton: 3,710 (88)
  • Uinta: 1,979 (329)
  • Washakie: 726 (201)
  • Weston: 549 (107)

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.