15 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wyoming Friday, total up to 682

The number of laboratory confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming has risen to 682 as of 3 pm Friday, May 29, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. That’s an increase of 15 from the 667 reported on Thursday.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Wyoming. The first Natrona County COVID-19 related death was announced on Thursday, bringing COVID-19 related deaths in Wyoming to 15.

One additional lab confirmed case in Natrona was reported on Friday bringing the total to 62. There have also been 14 probable cases in Natrona.

Statewide, there are 209 probable cases of COVID-19, with no new probable cases reported Friday.

“Probable Cases include a total count of people who are identified to be a close contact to a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case AND develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days, but are not tested. This count includes probable cases that have recovered,” the WDH says.

Recovery data on the Wyoming Department of Health website had not been updated as of 3 pm Friday. As of 2:52 pm Thursday, 634 people were considered recovered, including 483 with a confirmed case.

47 in Natrona were considered recovered as of Thursday, including 39 with a lab confirmed case.

“A case is defined as 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,” says the WDH.

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