Wyoming Reports Record 248 COVID-19 Cases Friday; Sweetwater Cases Stable

Wyoming Reports Record 248 COVID-19 Cases Friday; Sweetwater Cases Stable

CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), 248 lab confirmed COVID-19 Coronavirus cases were reported today, setting a new one-day record for the state.

The October 16 WDH report shows this is the highest number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous record was 195 COVID-19 confirmed cases, which was set last Friday, October 9.

So far, Wyoming has completed 207,740 tests, with 3.4 percent of those being positive.

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Currently, Wyoming has 7,337 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases, 5,539 positive case recoveries, 1,798 active cases, 1,328 probable cases with 955 probable recoveries and 57 deaths.

In one week, the state has seen an increase of 1,111 positive cases, 656 positive case recoveries, 455 active cases, 219 probable cases, 106 probable recoveries and three deaths.

Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County has also seen an increase in COVID-19 cases this week, but not as many as it has seen in the last couple of weeks. Currently, the county has 389 positive cases, 357 positive case recoveries, 32 active cases, 21 probable cases, and two deaths. So far, the county has completed 13,247 tests.

As of October 15, the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is reporting one COVID-19 related hospitalization. The state currently has 51 COVID-19 related hospitalizations.

In one week, the county saw an increase of 18 positive cases, 37 positive case recoveries, a decrease of 19 active cases and one probable case, while deaths remained the same.


What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please call your primary care provider or seek medical attention.

Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:

  • Follow Public Health Orders
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t practical.
  • Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
  • Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.

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