Wyo4News Morning COVID-19 Update: November 24, 2020

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(November 24, 2020) — Sweetwater County’s new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 totaled 126 Monday, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). That total is the third-highest one day total since the pandemic began in March. The highest one-day total of 177 was set on Nov. 8. with the county reporting 135 new cases on Nov. 1.

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Statewide, the WDH reported a record one-day high of 1,251 new cases. The previous record was 1,162 set on Nov. 17. Laramie County’s 238 led the state in new cases Monday. Other counties with 100 or more new cases Monday were Natrona County with 190 and Fremont County at 120.

Sweetwater County’s active case count soared to 452, 68 more than Sunday. Wyoming’s active cases count surpassed 10,000 for the first time, as of Monday, sitting at 10,482. The state’s total case count is 25,560 compared to 15,078 recoveries. Monday, 857 recoveries were reported in the state.

Area county’s active case count: Carbon 131, Fremont 696, Sublette 68, Lincoln 229, and Uinta 295.

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The WDH Monday report showed another 26 COVID-19 related deaths among Wyoming residents bring the state’s death toll to 202. No details had been released as of early Tuesday morning.

Wyoming’s number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 fell by 11 Monday to total 224. The WDH showed Sweetwater County with six patients, all at Memorial Hospital. Casper’s Wyoming Medical Center leads the state with 68 patients.

Total cases of COVID-19 per county: Albany: 2,728, Big Horn: 403, Campbell: 2,426,
Carbon: 578, Converse: 376, Crook: 263, Fremont: 2,719, Goshen: 534, Hot Springs: 127, Johnson: 194, Laramie: 3,738, Lincoln: 521, Natrona: 3,693, Niobrara: 43, Park: 1,085, Platte: 195, Sheridan: 1,462, Sublette: 287, Sweetwater: 1,473, Teton: 1,385, Uinta: 752,
Washakie: 269, and Weston: 309.

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