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Wyoming coronavirus cases now at 57, with Natrona county case tonight
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Wyoming coronavirus cases now at 57, with Natrona county case tonight

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The marquee on the Fox theater in downtown Casper reads "We are closed to keep you safe," March 24. Unemployment claims in Wyoming have topped 32,000.

Health officials have now identified 57 cases of the new coronavirus in Wyoming as of Thursday morning. 

New cases have been reported today in Natrona, Hot Springs, Teton, Johnson and Laramie counties.

Seventeen of the 57 people who tested positive have recovered so far, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. No deaths have been reported.

Total cases in Wyoming by county

  • Laramie: 15
  • Fremont: 14
  • Teton: 8
  • Natrona: 7
  • Sheridan: 4
  • Carbon: 3
  • Albany: 1
  • Campbell: 1
  • Park: 1
  • Sweetwater: 1
  • Johnson: 1
  • Hot Springs: 1

Rate of spread

This graph shows the rate at which confirmed cases in Wyoming have been announced, as well as the number of patients who have fully recovered.

Keep in mind, however, that state and medical officials say the true number of COVID-19 cases is surely higher than the official number due to testing limitations.

Testing statistics

The Wyoming Department of Health has published the following data, which has been updated as of Thursday:

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As of Wednesday morning, there have been 1,105 tests performed for coronavirus in Wyoming.

  • Wyoming Public Health Labratory: 865
  • CDC: 1
  • Commercial labs: 239

National cases

There have been more than 83,000 cases nationally, with more than 1,200 deaths, according to the New York Times count.

Know the symptoms

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is a respiratory illness. Its symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. Symptoms appear within two weeks. If you have contact with a person who has COVID-19, you should self-isolate for 14 days.

Follow the Wyoming Health Department's tips

Stay home when sick and avoid contact with other people unless you need medical attention.

Follow commonsense steps such as washing your hands often and well, covering your coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

Operators of nursing homes and other health care facilities should closely follow guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for infection control and prevention, including those that restrict visitation. Assisted-living facilities should also follow these practices.

Older people and those with health conditions that create a higher chance of getting seriously ill should be careful to avoid crowds, unnecessary air travel or situations where they may be in close contact with others.

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