Six more COVID-19 cases were reported overnight in Wyoming for a cumulative total of 216, including 62 recoveries. As of Tuesday evening, that number remained unchanged signaling a bit of hope for Campbell County Public Health (CCPH) officials.
“We always have a quick sigh of relief when there isn’t a large increase in the number of positive tests overnight,” CCPH Executive Director Jane Glaser said. “However, we believe it is too soon to think the number of positive cases is leveling off. As Governor (Mark) Gordon stated, we anticipate seeing a peak in May.”
Ultimately, the total number of cases depends on the people in Campbell County, Glaser added.
“If people stay home except for essential trips and ensure good social distancing in public areas,” she said, “then we might see the curve flatten sooner. However, if people don’t stay home and keep physical separation in public places, we will likely continue to see the number of positive cases rise.”
As of Tuesday at 5 p.m., Campbell County has had a cumulative total of nine confirmed COVID-19 cases, including two people who have since been released from quarantine as well as an adult female currently being treated out of state.
Currently, CCPH is monitoring 194 possible positives, individuals who are symptomatic but have not been tested, according to CCPH data, and 107 possible positives have since been released from monitoring.
As of the same time Tuesday, 17 Wyoming counties have been impacted by the coronavirus with the largest outbreak in Laramie County with 47 cases, per WDH. Of these state-wide cases, the majority – more than 80% – have not required hospitalization, according to the same data. Thus far, Big Horn, Hot Springs, Niobrara, Platte and Weston counties still have no confirmed cases, and Wyoming remains the only state that has no reported deaths related to COVID-19, per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To date, 2,481 tests have been processed through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory with an additional 1,523 test results reported from commercial labs.
Of those, 231 tests are from Campbell County with two results still pending.