Wyoming adds 307 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions drop to 162 – Community News
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Wyoming adds 307 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions drop to 162

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CASPER, Wyo.- The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 307 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state during its Wednesday, Nov. 10 update at 3 p.m.

There are now 84,951 confirmed cases in Wyoming since the start of the pandemic. Wednesday also added 104 possible cases, bringing the total to 21,747.

On Wednesday, 24 new lab-confirmed cases were reported in Natrona County, bringing the pandemic’s total to 9,744. The number of probable cases increased by 28 to a total of 5,786.

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The number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Wyoming fell to 162 on Wednesday, from 165 on Tuesday. The number of hospital admissions remains below the pandemic record of 249 on October 21.

The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center had the highest number of COVID-19 patients on Wednesday at 43. 11 of the 25 beds in the CRMC’s intensive care unit were open. Wyoming Medical Center had 41 COVID-19 patients and had zero of 20 ICU beds available.

No additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Wednesday, after 55 were reported on Tuesday. There are 1,298 COVID-19-related deaths among Wyoming residents. These are deaths “where COVID-19 is listed as the underlying or primary cause of death or as a contributing cause of death,” explains the WDH.

The WDH had not yet updated any data at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

There were 1,641 active confirmed cases in the state on Tuesday, 93 fewer than on Monday. Wyoming has added an average of 218.2 new confirmed cases per day over the past 14 days.

The number of COVID-19 cases identified as variant cases stood at 5,620 on Tuesday. Several cases involve a mutated form of the virus, and some can spread more easily or result in more serious illness.

The WDH says its variant dashboard may be underestimating the number of variant cases in Wyoming: “Not all positive tests are sequenced to identify which variant of COVID-19 caused disease.”

There were 81,988 recoveries from lab-confirmed cases on Tuesday, as well as 20,587 recoveries from probable cases.

“A lab-confirmed or probable case is defined as recovered when fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications and there has been improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) within 24 hours AND at least 10 days have passed. since the symptoms first appeared,” the WDH says. “Cases with lab-confirmed COVID-19 who have had no symptoms are considered recovered when at least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive test and who have not had subsequent illness, provided they remain asymptomatic.”

WDH Public Information Officer Kim Deti explained that the department marks people as recovered once the date of their isolation order has passed. People who test positive are asked to remain in isolation for 10 days after their first symptoms, 10 days after their test is taken, or longer if they are still showing symptoms.

If people need to be isolated for longer than their initial isolation period, they can contact the WDH, who can extend their isolation order. Deti said that in some cases, contact tracing indicates whether a case is considered recovered, while in others the department considers someone recovered after their isolation period has ended.

County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health. Confirmed cases by province are as follows (probable cases in parentheses):

  • Albania: 5,563 (940)
  • Great Horn: 1,665 (416)
  • Campbell: 8,032 (900)
  • Carbon: 2,629 (337)
  • Reverse: 888 (1,376)
  • Crook: 733 (210)
  • Fremont: 7,796 (1426)
  • Goshen: 2,307 (241)
  • Hot Springs: 653 (230)
  • Johnson: 845 (414)
  • Laramie: 12,656 (3,819)
  • Lincoln: 2,336 (544)
  • Natrona: 9,744 (5,786)
  • Niobrara: 185 (238)
  • Parking: 4,647 (626)
  • Map: 1,012 (436)
  • Sheridan: 4,282 (1,325)
  • Sublet: 1,107 (316)
  • Freshwater: 7,142 (706)
  • Teton: 5,161 (125)
  • Uinta: 3,406 (527)
  • Washakie: 1,283 (520)
  • Weston: 879 (289)

The Wyoming Department of Health provides online COVID-19 data on cases, variants, deaths, testing, hospitals, and vaccines. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. Safety recommendations for COVID-19 are available from the CDC.