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COVID-19 Daily Update - July 17


July 16, 2020

According to Friday's update from the Department of Health, Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 34 and now stand at 1678.

Probable cases have increased by 9 to 391. There are currently 19 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wyoming, an increase of 1 from yesterday.

Crook County has a total of 9 confirmed cases after 1 new case was identified yesterday. 7 have recovered.

24 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Wyoming.

Since yesterday afternoon, the number of coronavirus cases in Albany, Converse, Goshen, Hot Springs and Sheridan counties increased by 1; Natrona County reported 2 new cases; 3 were reported in Lincoln, Teton and Uinta counties; Sublette and Sweetwater counties saw 4 new cases, and Fremont and Laramie each saw an increase of 5.

The number of active cases statewide is now 457, down 7 from yesterday.

Statewide, the department's current figures show that 1282 confirmed cases and 308 probable cases have recovered.

Of the six metrics devised by state government to make decisions regarding the pandemic, two are marked as concerning: the number of new cases and the total number of COVID-19 admissions reported by hospitals. All others are marked as stable, except the percentage of all tests that come back positive, which is said to be improved.


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