Wyoming COVID-19 Positives Spike over Weekend, Fremont Jumps to 98

Wyoming COVID-19 Positives Spike over Weekend, Fremont Jumps to 98

Fremont County has seen a huge increase in COVID-19 Coronavirus positive cases since Thursday, April 23. Wyoming Department of Health map

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s number of COVID-19 Coronavirus positive patients increased by 40 over the weekend, with a majority of those cases in Fremont County.

The Wyoming Department of Health’s April 27 report shows that Wyoming has completed 8,615 tests. Of those tests, 389 were confirmed positive, 343 have recovered and there have been seven deaths. Currently, there are 131 probable cases in the state.

One county that saw a huge increase in the amount of positive COVID-19 patients over the weekend is Fremont County, which went from 53 confirmed positive cases and six probable on Thursday, April 23, to 98 confirmed positive cases and eight probable on April 27. That’s an increase of 45 positive and two probable cases in a matter of a few days.

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Fremont County is also the county with the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths, at four. The four deaths include an older man, older woman, adult woman and adult man.

All of them had been hospitalized and were Northern Arapaho tribal members. Two of the four had existing conditions that put them at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus, the WDH press release stated.

So far, two Wyoming counties, Platte and Weston, still have no reported confirmed COVID-19 positive cases.

Three Wyoming counties are also reporting more than 35 cases, including Natrona with 39, Teton with 64, and Laramie with 89. Teton County and Laramie County also have a high number of probable cases, with 31 and 39 respectively.

Meanwhile, Sweetwater County’s numbers have remained stable for the past week, and all 10 of the COVID-19 positive patients have recovered, while five out of the seven probable cases have also recovered.


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