Wyoming Adds 42 COVID-19 Patients to its Recovery List: Sweetwater County Remains Steady

Wyoming Adds 42 COVID-19 Patients to its Recovery List: Sweetwater County Remains Steady

CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health, Wyoming added 42 patients to the COVID-19 Coronavirus recovery list today.

The WHD defines a case as recovered when there is a resolution of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is an improvement in respiratory symptoms for 72 hours and at least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

The WDH’s April 24 report shows Wyoming has 349 positive COVID-19 Coronavirus patients, 124 probable, 321 recovered and seven deaths.

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The number of the state’s positive cases increased by 17 today, while the probable cases increased by three, and the deaths remained the same.

Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County’s numbers have remained pretty steady this week, according to the Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center.

Currently, there are 10 lab-confirmed positive cases and seven probable cases in Sweetwater County, while seven lab-confirmed positive and four probable patients have now recovered. All remaining active patients are in self-isolation and in fair to good condition with mild symptoms treatable from home. 

The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County reported it has collected 580 COVID-19 tests with 550 returned negative, nine positive and 21 pending results, the EOC press release states. One of these positives is not reflected in county totals as the patient is from out-of-state and does not reside here.

Castle Rock Medical Center reported it has collected 90 COVID-19 tests with 82 returned negative, two positive and six pending results.

While the county’s numbers appear stable, Sweetwater County Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon said any apparent decrease in the rate of new infections more likely represents a lack of widespread testing than an accurate reflection of the spread of the disease in our community.


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