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Wyoming reports 995 new COVID-19 cases; active confirmed count rises by 522 to 1,845 cases


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 792 new laboratory confirmed and 203 new probable COVID-19 cases in the state during its 3 p.m. Thursday, January 6 update.

There have been 119,093 total confirmed and probable cases in Wyoming since the pandemic began. Here is a report of COVID-19-related updates that were provided by the WDH as of Wednesday afternoon:

  • Cases:
    • There have been 94,226 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wyoming since the pandemic began. The 203 new probable cases reported Thursday brought the pandemic total to 24,867.
    • There are 1,845 active confirmed cases in Wyoming, 522 more than were reported on Wednesday.
    • Wyoming has been adding 255.7 new confirmed cases per day over the last 14 days.
    • 56 new lab confirmed cases were reported in Natrona County on Thursday, bringing the pandemic total to 10,623. 56 new probable cases were reported, bringing the pandemic total to 6,529.
    • There have been 1,572 COVID-19-related deaths among Wyoming residents since the pandemic began. These are deaths “that have COVID-19 listed as either the underlying or primary cause of death or as a contributing cause of death,” the WDH explains.
  • Hospitalizations:
    • Hospitalization data reported by the WDH as of Tuesday is as follows (no updates for Wednesday or Thursday had been provided as of 3 p.m. Thursday):
      • Wyoming COVID-19 hospitalizations were at 63 on Tuesday, down from the 64 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals on Monday but up from 56 on Sunday.
      • Peak hospitalizations in Wyoming occurred on Oct. 21, 2021 when there were 249 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the state.
      • There were 23 COVID-19 patients at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and at the Wyoming Medical Center on Tuesday.
      • There were 12 of 20 available intensive care unit beds open at the Wyoming Medical Center on Tuesday. 13 of 25 ICU beds were open at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
  • Vaccinations:
  • Recoveries:
    • There have been 91,166 recoveries from lab confirmed cases as well as 23,932 recoveries from probable cases reported in Wyoming.
      • “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.”
      • The WDH marks people as recovered once their isolation order date has expired. People who test positive are asked to remain in isolation until 10 days after their first symptoms, 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. In some cases, contact tracing informs whether a case is considered recovered while in others, the department counts someone as recovered after their isolation period ends.
  • Variants:
    • The number of COVID-19 cases identified as variant cases stands at 8,439.
    • 25 cases involving the omicron variant of the virus have been detected in Wyoming, according to the WDH.
    • Variant cases involve a mutated form of the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • 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: 6,351 (1,112)
    • Big Horn: 1,757 (435)
    • Campbell: 8,767 (969)
    • Carbon: 2,966 (407)
    • Converse: 931 (1,482)
    • Crook: 801 (242)
    • Fremont: 8,339 (1,511)
    • Goshen: 2,444 (300)
    • Hot Springs: 668 (240)
    • Johnson: 985 (454)
    • Laramie: 14,421 (4,936)
    • Lincoln: 2,579 (586)
    • Natrona: 10,623 (6,529)
    • Niobrara: 249 (259)
    • Park: 5,025 (722)
    • Platte: 1,115 (480)
    • Sheridan: 4,702 (1,437)
    • Sublette: 1,163 (384)
    • Sweetwater: 7,678 (793)
    • Teton: 6,680 (156)
    • Uinta: 3,679 (566)
    • Washakie: 1,349 (560)
    • Weston: 954 (307)

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.