CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health reports this afternoon that the number of COVID-19 Coronavirus patients who have recovered from the virus increased by more than 20 for a second time.
WDH statistics show there are now 282 confirmed positive cases, 101 probable cases, 164 recovered and 1 death. So far, Wyoming has completed 6,130 tests. The Wyoming Public Health Laboratory has completed 3,105 tests, the Centers for Disease Control lab has tested 1, while commercial labs have completed 3,024.
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.
Only two Wyoming counties, Platte and Weston, have reported no positive patients, while four counties have more than 30 reported cases, including Natrona with 34, Fremont with 42, Teton with 57, and Laramie with 62.
Two counties, Laramie and Teton, have the highest number of probable cases. Laramie reports 25 of those cases, while Teton reports 26 cases. 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.
Sweetwater County currently has 10 positive cases, four probable and four recovered, according to the Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center.
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