Wyoming’s COVID-19 Daily Report: 305 Positive Cases, 107 Probable, 206 Recovered, 2 Deaths

Wyoming’s COVID-19 Daily Report: 305 Positive Cases, 107 Probable, 206 Recovered,  2 Deaths

CHEYENNE — On April 17, Wyoming’s total number of positive COVID-19 Coronavirus patients surpassed the 300 mark, while the amount of recovered patients is now over 200.

According to Wyoming Department of Health April 17 statistics, the state now has 305 COVID-19 positive cases, 107 probable, 206 recovered and 2 deaths.

So far, 6,522 COVID-29 tests have been completed statewide. Of those, 3,391 were completed at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory, 3,130 were completed by commercial labs, and 1 was completed by the CDC.

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Information provided by the WDH, shows how many cases Wyoming has per age group, the two age groups with the highest number of cases are the 60-69 year old age group with 20.7 percent and the 19-29 year old age group with 18 percent. The two age groups with the least amount of cases are 80+ age group with 3.3 percent and the up to 18 year old age group at 6.9 percent.

As for which gender has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases, it’s pretty close. About 51.5 percent of those who tested positive are female, while 49.5 percent are male.

The most common symptoms being reported by those who have contracted the virus are cough, fever, muscle aches, headache, runny nose, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or none.

Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County currently has 10 positive COVID-19 cases, with five probable cases and four recovered patients. The other patients remain in good condition and are self-isolating at home.

According to the Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center, the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is reporting it has collected 481 COVID-19 tests with 454 returned negative, 9 positive and 18 pending results. One of these positives is not reflected in County totals as the patient is from out-of-state and does not reside here.

Castle Rock Medical Center is reporting it has collected 75 COVID-19 tests collected with 68 returned negative, 2 positive and 5 pending results.


THE LATEST COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS NEWS & INFO FROM THE WYOMING DEPT. OF HEALTH

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

  • Follow Public Health Orders
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
  • 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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