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Wyoming coronavirus update: 7 new cases, 1 new death
Wyoming coronavirus update: 7 new cases, 1 new death
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming rose by four on Tuesday, along with three more probable cases.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming rose by four on Tuesday, along with three more probable cases.

Albany, Natrona, Fremont and Washakie counties all reported one new confirmed case.

Seven new confirmed coronavirus recoveries were also announced. One probable recovery was reported.

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.

There are now 850 cases — 648 confirmed and 202 probable — and 607 recoveries — 457 confirmed and 150 probable — recorded in the state, as well as 13 deaths.

About 70 percent of confirmed patients have fully recovered, a number that grows to 71 percent when factoring in probable figures.

Patients have tested positive for coronavirus in 22 of Wyoming’s 23 counties. Only Weston County is without confirmed cases. Wyoming has the second lowest recorded number of coronavirus deaths of any state, and its death rate is fourth-lowest to Alaska, Hawaii and Montana, according to the New York Times. The state’s infection rate is sixth-lowest among states, also according to the Times, which includes probable counts where they exist.

Less than 13 percent of Wyoming’s cases required a hospital stay. In 17 percent of the cases, health officials don’t know if the patient was hospitalized.

The virus has disproportionately affected people of color throughout the United States, a trend that is also reflected in Wyoming’s data. Less than 49 percent of confirmed cases in Wyoming are white, 32.1 percent are American Indian, 11.4 percent are Hispanic, 0.8 percent are Asian, and 1.2 percent are black. The racial identities of 8.3 percent of confirmed cases in Wyoming are not known, and 2.8 percent of confirmed cases identified as other races. According to 2019 census estimates, Wyoming’s population is 83.8 percent white (not Hispanic/Latino), 10.1 percent Hispanic/Latino, 2.7 percent American Indian/Alaska Native, 1.3 percent black, 1.1 percent Asian and 2.2 percent two or more races.

In 51 percent of the cases, the patient came in contact with a known case. In another 11 percent of the cases, the patient had traveled either domestically or internationally. Community spread has been attributed to 19 percent of the cases. In 10 percent of Wyoming’s cases, health officials don’t how the person was exposed to the virus, and 12 percent of cases are pending investigation.
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Wyoming coronavirus update: 7 new cases, 1 new death
Wyoming coronavirus update: 7 new cases, 1 new death
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming rose by four on Tuesday, along with three more probable cases.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming rose by four on Tuesday, along with three more probable cases.

Albany, Natrona, Fremont and Washakie counties all reported one new confirmed case.

Seven new confirmed coronavirus recoveries were also announced. One probable recovery was reported.

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.

There are now 850 cases — 648 confirmed and 202 probable — and 607 recoveries — 457 confirmed and 150 probable — recorded in the state, as well as 13 deaths.

About 70 percent of confirmed patients have fully recovered, a number that grows to 71 percent when factoring in probable figures.

Patients have tested positive for coronavirus in 22 of Wyoming’s 23 counties. Only Weston County is without confirmed cases. Wyoming has the second lowest recorded number of coronavirus deaths of any state, and its death rate is fourth-lowest to Alaska, Hawaii and Montana, according to the New York Times. The state’s infection rate is sixth-lowest among states, also according to the Times, which includes probable counts where they exist.

Less than 13 percent of Wyoming’s cases required a hospital stay. In 17 percent of the cases, health officials don’t know if the patient was hospitalized.

The virus has disproportionately affected people of color throughout the United States, a trend that is also reflected in Wyoming’s data. Less than 49 percent of confirmed cases in Wyoming are white, 32.1 percent are American Indian, 11.4 percent are Hispanic, 0.8 percent are Asian, and 1.2 percent are black. The racial identities of 8.3 percent of confirmed cases in Wyoming are not known, and 2.8 percent of confirmed cases identified as other races. According to 2019 census estimates, Wyoming’s population is 83.8 percent white (not Hispanic/Latino), 10.1 percent Hispanic/Latino, 2.7 percent American Indian/Alaska Native, 1.3 percent black, 1.1 percent Asian and 2.2 percent two or more races.

In 51 percent of the cases, the patient came in contact with a known case. In another 11 percent of the cases, the patient had traveled either domestically or internationally. Community spread has been attributed to 19 percent of the cases. In 10 percent of Wyoming’s cases, health officials don’t how the person was exposed to the virus, and 12 percent of cases are pending investigation.



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