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Wyoming Department of Health updates COVID count to 221

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An early evening update to the Wyoming Department of Health COVID-19 website shows that the total number of cases in the state has risen to 221, with 62 recoveries having been reported to date. The site reports a total of 26 cases in Natrona County, a number that remains unchanged since Monday.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office has announced a media briefing will be held tomorrow, Wednesday April 8th at 1pm. The Governor will be joined by State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist, Robin Cooley, director of the Department of Workforce Services, and Wyoming Business Council CEO Josh Dorrell to provide an update and take questions on Wyoming’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The media briefing will be streamed live on Wyoming PBS television, the Wyoming PBS’ Facebook page and Wyoming PBS YouTube channel

Earlier this evening, they Wyoming High School Activities association called off all Spring sports in the Cowboy state.

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Current county-by-county confirmed case counts are as follows:

Cases by County
Albany: 4
Big Horn
Campbell: 9
Carbon: 4
Converse: 4
Crook: 1
Fremont: 38
Goshen: 3
Hot Springs: 
Johnson: 8
Laramie: 48
Lincoln: 4
Natrona: 26
Park: 1
Sheridan: 12
Sublette: 1
Sweetwater: 6
Teton: 44
Uinta: 3
Washakie: 5

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: covid@cnchd.org

  • 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.