Three more Wyoming residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the state’s total up to 17 as of Thursday morning. according to information from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) website.
One of the cases is an adult male in his 60s from Teton County, who tested positive through the WDH state lab, according to a release from St. John’s Health in Jackson.
The Casper Star-Tribune is reporting that a service member on F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne has also tested positive for COVID-19, along with a nurse from Park County, which County 17 has not yet been able to independently verify.
All of the COVID-19 cases in the Cowboy State have thus far been confined to five Wyoming counties, according to information from WDH, including four cases in Sheridan, which are linked to the first case, eight in Fremont, three in Laramie, and one each in Park and Teton counties. The four cases in Sheridan County have been linked to the first case announced last week.
Currently, there are no reported cases in Gillette at this time, according to Campbell County Health Public Information Officer Ivy Castleberry.
As of Thursday morning, WDH has processed 238 tests through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory and have received 13 test results from commercial labs and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention lab.
New COVID-19 cases in the United States have nearly doubled overnight, with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting 10,442 known cases – up from 4,226 – with total deaths also doubling overnight from 75 to 150. Currently, patients have tested positive for the virus in 53 jurisdictions throughout the U.S., including 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
More information about the coronavirus is available on the WDH website.
Additional information as well as an up-to-date count of national cases can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
- Total cases: 10,442
- Total deaths: 150