The WDH reported 164 new cases of COVID-19

Casper, WY – According to the report, there are 164 new lab confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 359 recoveries. The Wyoming Department of Health has reported that there have now been 35,982 total confirmed COVID cases in Wyoming since the start of the pandemic.

Wyoming has been adding an average of 254.3 new confirmed cases per day over the last seven days.

And 23 additional Coronavirus related deaths have been confirmed. That brought the total since the start of the pandemic to 351, including the deaths of 74 Natrona County residents.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Wyoming continued to decline, dropping to 157. That is down from the peak of 247 COVID patients in Wyoming hospitals seen on Nov. 30. Hospital data had not been updated at the time of this report Sunday.

359 new recoveries from lab confirmed cases were reported statewide, bringing the total to 33,884. An additional 101 probable case recoveries were also reported for a total of 5,196.

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

If people need to be isolated 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 informs whether a case is considered recovered while in others, the department counts someone as covered after their isolation period concludes.

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