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COVID-19 Daily Update - November 17

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 1162 since yesterday and now stand at 21,047. Probable cases have increased by 98 to 3406.

Crook County has had a total of 220 confirmed cases and 19 probables after 13 new confirmed cases were announced today. Of those cases, 88 confirmed and 5 probable are currently active.

155 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Wyoming after 11 new deaths were reported today, including 1 in Crook County. Crook County has now recorded 4 deaths in total.

A total of 11,532 confirmed and 1875 probable cases have recovered.

There were 221 new cases reported in Natrona County; Campbell County had 154; Fremont County had 126; Laramie County had 123; Albany County reported 93; Sheridan County had 92; Teton County had 60.

Sweetwater County had 40 new cases; Park County had 34; Uinta County had 30; Goshen County had 28; Carbon County had 24; Sublette County had 23; Johnson County had 19; Big Horn County had 18; Lincoln County had 17; Converse County had 14; Crook County had 13; Platte and Washakie counties each reported nine new cases; Hot Springs County had eight; Weston County had six and Niobrara had one.

The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming on Tuesday was 10,891, an increase of 744 over Monday's 10,147.

Of the statewide metrics used to make decisions regarding the virus, five of six are marked as "concerning": 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, total hospital bed availability and total ICU bed availability.

The sixth metric is marked as "stable" (amber level): percentage of cases attributed to community spread.