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COVID-19 Daily Update - October 16

In breaking news this afternoon, CEO Micki Lyons of Crook County Medical Services District announced visitation is being shut down in the main hospital as well as the long-term care unit. Three inpatients have been admitted so far to the hospital in Sundance and, because overflow issues are now occurring in all surrounding larger hospitals and patients are being diverted from hospitals including Gillette and Rapid City, only COVID-19-positive patients who require ICU care can now be transferred to other facilities.

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 248 since yesterday and now stand at 7337. Probable cases have increased by 42 to 1328.

Crook County has had a total of 69 confirmed cases and 10 probables after 5 new confirmed cases were added today. Of those cases, 22 confirmed and 3 probable are currently active.

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

A total of 5539 confirmed and 955 probable cases have recovered.

Albany County reported 50 new cases; Natrona County has 49; Campbell County has 27 new cases; Sweetwater County reported 19; Laramie County has 18; Fremont and Park counties each reported 16 new cases.

Big Horn County's coronavirus cases increased by 12; Weston's by 8; Crook, Sublette and Teton County's cases increased by 5. Uinta County and Johnson County's cases are up by 4; Carbon and Converse counties have 3 new cases. Platte County has 2 more; Lincoln and Washakie counties each report 1 new case of coronavirus.

The total number of active coronavirus cases statewide is now 2114, an increase of 156 over yesterday's 1958.

Of the statewide metrics used to make decisions regarding the virus, all metrics are "stable" (amber level), except new cases and total reported hospital admissions due to COVID-19, which are both marked as "concerning" (red level).

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