Wyoming’s COVID-19 Positive Patient and Probable Case Numbers Remain Steady

Wyoming’s COVID-19 Positive Patient and Probable Case Numbers Remain Steady

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CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s positive number of COVID-19 Coronavirus patients and probable cases did not change today, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

The WDH’s statistics were updated April 23 and show Wyoming has completed a total of 7,764 tests, and of those tests 332 are positive, 121 are probable, 279 are recovered and there are seven confirmed deaths. While the number of positives and probables remained the same, four more patients recovered.

According to the WDH, an older man from Teton County, who had previously tested positive for COVID-19, was hospitalized in another state and died April 22. WDH officials reported the man had existing conditions that put him at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus.

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So far, all but two Wyoming counties, Platte and Weston, have at least one confirmed COVID-19 case.

While Sweetwater County’s numbers have remained steady this week at 10 positive cases, six probable cases and six recovered, other counties numbers have continued to increase.

The counties with the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases are Natrona with 39, Fremont with 53, Teton with 63, and Laramie with 81. These counties also have some of the highest number of probable cases, Natrona has 10 probable cases, Fremont has 6, Teton has 30 and Laramie has 36.

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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