The number of laboratory confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming has risen to 665 as of 12:30 pm Thursday, May 28, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. That’s an increase of 13 from Wednesday.
The first Natrona County COVID-19 related death was announced on Thursday, bringing COVID-19 related deaths in Wyoming to 15.
Three new laboratory confirmed cases were also reported in Natrona County on Thursday, bring the total in the county to 61. There have also been 14 probable cases in Natrona.
Statewide, there are 209 probable cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, up 2 from Wednesday.
“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 1 pm Thursday. As of 3:09 pm Wednesday, 624 people were considered recovered, including 473 with a confirmed case.
That is up from the 607 recoveries (including 457 with a lab confirmed case) reported on Tuesday.
“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.