CHEYENNE — Both the number of Wyoming COVID-19 Coronavirus positive patients and recovered patients saw minimal increases today.
The Wyoming Department of Health’s April 20 daily report shows Wyoming has completed 7,618 tests. Of those tests, 317 are confirmed positive COVID-19 patients, 111 are probable cases, 237 are recovered patients and 2 deaths have been reported. According to the WDH statistics, the number of confirmed cases rose by four and so did the number of recoveries today.
Of the lab-confirmed tests, 40.4 percent of the cases reported an underlying condition such as diabetes, heart disease or lung disease, while 47.3 percent didn’t report an underlying condition, and 12.3 didn’t know if they had an underlying condition.
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.
Two counties, Platte and Weston, still have not reported any confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, while four of the other 21 counties with positive COVID-19 patients have more than 30, including Natrona with 38 positive cases and 10 probable cases, Fremont with 51 cases and seven probable, Teton with 62 cases and 27 probable and Laramie with 73 cases and 29 probable.
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.
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