Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 47 new cases, 50 new recoveries
The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 47 on Tuesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 36 and the number of probable cases rising by 11.
July 15, 2020
The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 47 on Tuesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 36 and the number of probable cases rising by 11, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.
Fifty new coronavirus recoveries were also announced: 45 confirmed and five probable. The 45 confirmed recoveries are the second most announced in a single day.
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 1,951 cases — 1,581 confirmed and 370 probable — and 1,462 recoveries — 1,176 confirmed and 286 probable — recorded in the state, as well as 22 deaths.
As of Friday, there have been 54,917 tests performed for COVID-19 in Wyoming: 27,466 from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory and 27,451 reported by other labs.
Just under three-fourths of confirmed patients have fully recovered.
Patients have tested positive for coronavirus in all 23 of Wyoming’s counties. Wyoming has the third lowest recorded number of coronavirus deaths of any state (Alaska and Hawaii), and its death rate (4 per 100,000 residents) is fourth-lowest to Montana, Alaska and Hawaii, according to the New York Times. The state’s infection rate (329 in 100,000) is eighth-lowest among states, also according to the Times, which includes probable counts where they exist.