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COVID-19 Daily Update - October 22

Crook County today recorded its first death due to COVID-19. Crook County Public Health issued the following statement:

"[An] older adult Crook County man who died late last month in another state where he was likely exposed to the virus. It is unclear whether the man was hospitalized; he was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. This individual was not previously recognized in Crook County COVID-19 counts. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends."

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 232 since yesterday and now stand at 8537. Probable cases have increased by 39 to 1582.

Crook County has had a total of 81 confirmed cases and 10 probables after 1 new case was reported today. Of those cases, 30 confirmed and 3 probable are currently active.

68 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Wyoming after 7 new deaths were reported today.

A total of 6158 confirmed and 1062 probable cases have recovered.

Fremont County's coronavirus cases increased by 39; Campbell County's by 24; Laramie County's by 22; Park County's by 21; Albany and Natrona counties' by 19; Sheridan County's by 14; Big Horn County's by 13, and Teton County's by 11.

Carbon County reported an increase of nine cases; Weston County is up by eight; Goshen County's cases increased by seven; Sweetwater County's by six; Sublette and Lincoln counties' by five. Platte County has four new cases; Johnson and Uinta counties have two; Crook and Washakie counties each reported one new case.

The total number of active coronavirus cases statewide is now 2831, an increase of 114 over yesterday's 2717.

Of the statewide metrics used to make decisions regarding the virus, the percentage of all tests with a positive result over the last two weeks was yesterday upgraded to "concerning" (red level). New cases and total reported hospital admissions due to COVID-19 are also marked as "concerning".

The three other metrics are marked as "stable" (amber level): percentage of cases attributed to community spread, total hospital bed availability and total ICU bed availability.

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