Wyoming COVID-19 Recovered Patients Increase by 21

Wyoming COVID-19 Recovered Patients Increase by 21

CHEYENNE — While the number of Wyoming COVID-19 Coronavirus recovered patients increased by 21 today, the number of COVID-19 positive patients only increased by four, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

This isn’t the first time the number of recovered patients has increased by 20. In fact, it’s occurred at least two other times. The WDH’s April 22 report shows Wyoming has completed 7,511 tests and of those tests, the state has 326 positive cases, 121 probable, 275 recovered and six deaths.

According to the WDH, 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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In yesterday’s report, the number of total COVID-19 tests decreased from 7,618 to 7,363, which Governor Mark Gordon addressed in a Facebook post on April 21.

“We make every effort to report testing numbers as rapidly and accurately as possible, but data reviewed today by the Wyoming Department of Health revealed some duplication in counting the number of tests completed. In response, we have adjusted the number tested,” Governor Gordon said.

Sweetwater County Numbers

Currently, Sweetwater County has 10 COVID-19 positive cases and six probable cases. Six of the confirmed cases have recovered. All remaining active patients are in self-isolation and in fair to good condition with mild symptoms treatable from home. So far, no local patients have been hospitalized, according to the Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center.

The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has collected 543 COVID-19 tests with 514 returned negative, nine positive and 20 pending results. One of those positive tests was from an out-of-state traveler and doesn’t count toward the county’s total.


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  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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