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Laramie County confirms third coronavirus-related death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, the Laramie County Health Department reported a third death in Laramie County due to COVID-19. The 62-year-old patient had recently been tested and found to be a laboratory confirmed positive for COVID-19.

During the last two weeks, the number of positive and probable COVID-19 cases continue to increase. Currently there are 192 positive and 104 probable cases (symptomatic and close contact with a positive person) bringing the total of individuals in Laramie County to 296.

This brings the total of COVID-19 related deaths reported in Wyoming to 21.

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Dr. Stan Hartman, County Health Officer stated, “The virus is very much present in Laramie County which is why we continue to appeal to the public to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing, and practice proper hand hygiene. The facts clearly show that the virus is serious, and we all need to take the recommended precautions to slow the spread in Laramie County.”

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.