CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the state has completed a total of 9,077 COVID-19 Coronavirus tests, while an additional 35 COVID-19 patients have recovered.
Currently, 396 Wyomingites have tested positive for COVID-19, 378 have recovered and there have been seven deaths, the department’s April 28 report shows.
A case is identified 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.
So far, Wyoming has 140 probable cases. Probable cases include a total count of people who are a close contact to a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case and develop symptoms of COVID-19, but are not tested. This count includes probable cases that have recovered.
Of the laboratory confirmed cases, two age groups with the highest amount of positive tests are 60-69 with 17.7 percent and 19-24 at 17.4 percent. The two lowest demographics are the 70-79 age group with 5.6 percent and the 80 plus age group at 2.8 percent.
As for gender, it’s still pretty even, with 48.7 percent of the COVID-19 patients being female and 49 percent being male.
All but two counties, Platte and Weston, have at least one confirmed COVID-19 positive case, while Fremont County (101) and Laramie County (92) are the only two counties above 90 positive cases.
Sweetwater County has remained steady and all 10 COVID-19 positive patients, along with five out of the seven probable cases, have recovered.
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Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:
- Follow Public Health Orders
- Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
- Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
- Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
- Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.
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