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COVID-19 Daily Update - October 23


October 22, 2020

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 381 since yesterday and now stand at 8918. This increase is more than 100 higher than Wyoming's previous record for new cases of the virus reported in one day. Probable cases have increased by 45 to 1627.

Crook County has had a total of 88 confirmed cases and 10 probables after 7 new cases were reported today. Of those cases, 37 confirmed and 3 probable are currently active.

68 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Wyoming. 1 of those deaths was a Crook County resident.

A total of 6280 confirmed and 1077 probable cases have recovered.

The largest spike in coronavirus cases was in Campbell County, which reported 61 new cases, followed by Laramie County with 51; Albany County reported 45 new cases; Natrona County has 43; Sheridan County has 37; Fremont County has 32; Park County saw an increase of 24 cases.

Teton and Uinta counties each have 13 new cases; Converse County reported nine; Big Horn County has eight new cases; Crook and Sweetwater counties each reported seven, while Lincoln and Weston counties have six new cases each. Johnson and Sublette counties have five more cases; Carbon and Hot Springs counties have three new cases; Goshen has two; Washakie reported just one additional case.

The total number of active coronavirus cases statewide is now 3,120, an increase of 289 over yesterday's 2,831

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, new cases and total reported hospital admissions due to COVID-19 are 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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