GREEN RIVER– As of Tuesday morning, Wyoming’s total count for confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 has reached 109 people.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reports that 15 counties have the virus, with Fremont County still being the most affected with 25 cases. Laramie County has seen 22 cases while Teton County has reached 20 cases.
Sweetwater County remains at two cases, both in Green River. The latest data released by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County reports that 148 COVID-19 tests have been done for Sweetwater County residents.
According to the WDH, over 2,108 tests have been completed statewide, 1,563 of which have been done at the Cheyenne Public Health Laboratory. One test has been done at the CDC lab and the rest have been done by commercial labs.
At this time, 26 people have recovered since contracting the virus. Dr. Alexia Harrist, public state health officer, reported yesterday that 16 people across the state have been hospitalized for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.
Number of cases in Wyoming have tripled in one week’s time. Dr. Harrist believes this is most likely due to increased testing. For more updates on testing, check out our coverage of Governor Mark Gordon’s COVID-19 press conference, which took place Monday afternoon.
According to the WDH, counties that have not had any confirmed cases yet include Big Horn, Crook, Hot Springs, Lincoln, Niobrara, Platte, Uinta, and Weston.
To stay updated on statewide and local COVID-19 updates, check out SweetwaterNOW’s COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Page.