Wyoming Completes Over 9,000 COVID-19 Tests: 35 More Recoveries Reported

Wyoming Completes Over 9,000 COVID-19 Tests: 35 More Recoveries Reported

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.

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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.


THE LATEST COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS NEWS & INFO FROM THE WYOMING DEPT. OF HEALTH

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