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Wyoming adds 726 confirmed COVID-19 cases; no ICU beds available at WMC as of Friday


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed 726 new COVID-19 cases in Wyoming since Friday during its 3 p.m. Monday, October 25 update. There have now been 81,127 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

223 probable cases were also added, bringing the total to 19,956. Wyoming has been adding an average of 299.4 new confirmed cases over the last 14 days.

123 new lab confirmed cases were reported in Natrona County on Monday bringing the pandemic total to 9,233. Probable cases rose by 66 to a new total of 5,261.

Hospitalization data had not yet been updated as of 3 p.m. Monday. On Friday, there were 248 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Wyoming, after a pandemic peak of 249 on Thursday.

As of Friday, the Wyoming Medical Center reported 67 patients being treated for COVID-19, with no intensive care unit beds available. The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center listed 34, with five open ICU beds.

No additional deaths related to the virus were reported Monday, after a record 69 additional deaths reported last week. There have now been 1,149 deaths among Wyoming residents “that have COVID-19 listed as either the underlying or primary cause of death or as a contributing cause of death,” WDH explains.

The number of COVID-19 cases identified as variant cases rose to 4,590. Variant cases involve a mutated form of the virus and some may spread more easily or result in more serious illness.

The WDH says its variant dashboard may underestimate the number of variant cases in Wyoming: “Not all positive tests are sequenced to identify which variation of COVID-19 caused illness.”

There have been 77,889 recoveries from lab confirmed cases, as well as 18,961 recoveries from probable cases, the WDH says.

“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 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. Deti said that 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.

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: 5,373 (880)
  • Big Horn: 1,612 (391)
  • Campbell: 7,738 (870)
  • Carbon: 2,465 (317)
  • Converse: 857 (1,294)
  • Crook: 698 (176)
  • Fremont: 7,409 (1,319)
  • Goshen: 2,153 (195)
  • Hot Springs: 640 (227)
  • Johnson: 778 (398)
  • Laramie: 12,102 (3,476)
  • Lincoln: 2,191 (514)
  • Natrona: 9,233 (5,261)
  • Niobrara: 163 (216)
  • Park: 4,496 (508)
  • Platte: 955 (405)
  • Sheridan: 4,063 (1,218)
  • Sublette: 1,075 (271)
  • Sweetwater: 6,824 (645)
  • Teton: 5,030 (122)
  • Uinta: 3,282 (512)
  • Washakie: 1,216 (474)
  • Weston: 774 (267)

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.