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Wyoming hits all-time single day high for coronavirus cases

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This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. Research into the link between high blood pressure and COVID-19 is ongoing.

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. Research into the link between high blood pressure and COVID-19 is ongoing. (NIAID/TNS)

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 290 on Friday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 284 and the number of probable cases rising by 42, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

The 290 cases is the highest single-day amount since the pandemic began. Before Friday, the highest number for single-day cases was 243 on Oct. 9.

The state also announced 134 new coronavirus recoveries: 112 confirmed and 22 probable.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 1,741 (2,114 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 51 (as of Oct. 15) (Up 6 from Wednesday)

Deaths: 57 

Total cases: 8,665 (7,337 confirmed, 1,328 probable)

Total recoveries: 6,494 (5,539 confirmed, 955 probable)

Total tests: 208,990 (116,091 people have been tested)

Are we trending up or down?

The state's 10-day average in confirmed cases is 162.2 per day. That number is up 19.3 from a day ago, up 34.4 from a week ago and up 118.1 from a month ago.

The state's number of confirmed active cases is 189.5. That number is up 14.9 from a day ago, up 38.1 from a week ago and up 136.1 from a month ago.

The state's number of total active cases is 2,114. That number is up 99 from a day ago, up 565 from a week ago and up 1,565 from a month ago.

Cases in Wyoming by county (probable in parentheses)

  • Albany: 886 (129)
  • Big Horn: 117 (16)
  • Campbell: 507 (44)
  • Carbon: 232 (37)
  • Converse: 159 (64)
  • Crook: 69 (10)
  • Fremont: 871 (124)
  • Goshen: 116 (18)
  • Hot Springs: 35 (6)
  • Johnson: 47 (18)
  • Laramie: 830 (280)
  • Lincoln: 243 (53)
  • Natrona: 792 (146)
  • Niobrara: 2 (3)
  • Park: 370 (36)
  • Platte: 58 (23)
  • Sheridan: 359 (115)
  • Sublette: 101 (41)
  • Sweetwater: 389 (21)
  • Teton: 659 (33)
  • Uinta: 317 (75)
  • Washakie: 123 (10)
  • Weston: 55 (26)

Deaths in Wyoming by county

  • Fremont: 14
  • Natrona: 7
  • Washakie: 7
  • Laramie: 4
  • Sheridan: 4
  • Big Horn: 2
  • Campbell: 2
  • Carbon: 2
  • Goshen: 2
  • Lincoln: 2
  • Park: 2
  • Sweetwater: 2
  • Uinta: 2
  • Albany: 1
  • Johnson: 1
  • Platte: 1
  • Sublette: 1
  • Teton: 1

Definitions

  • Probable cases are defined by officials as close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • A patient is considered fully recovered “when there is resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) for 72 hours AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
  • Total cases are determined by adding together the number of confirmed and probable cases. Total recoveries are determined by adding together the number of confirmed and probable recoveries. 
  • Confirmed active cases are determined by subtracting the number of deaths and confirmed recoveries from the number of confirmed cases. Total active cases are determined by subtracting the number of deaths and total recoveries from the number of total cases. 

Health Department data

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