Wyo4News Morning COVID-19 Update: October 30, 2020


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Wyo4News Staff,
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(October 30, 2020) — Another 301 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Thursday. Sweetwater County had 14 of those new cases. Sweetwater County’s active case count was shown to be at an all-time high of 86, with the state’s total also rising to 3,552, up 182 from Wednesday’s report. The WDH reports 10,589 total cases of the virus compared to 7,037 total recoveries (+119 Thursday).

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Campbell County led the state in new cases Thursday with 64, followed by Laramie County’s 50. The Thursday WDH report showed Albany County leads the state with 635 active cases. Campbell County is second at 505, followed by Laramie County’s 452 and Natrona County’s 405.

Statewide hospitalizations rose to a record high 109 Thursday; none were reported in Sweetwater County. Casper’s Wyoming Medical Center had the most COVID-19 related patients with 27. Cheyenne’s Regional Medical Center was a close second with 26 patients.

Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs reported that nine student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday, with a total of 13 positive student cases. (See full story here)

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Thursday, the WDH confirmed 10 more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19. Three were from Goshen County, two from Natrona County, and one from Albany, Converse, Fremont, Laramie, and Sheridan counties. (See full story here)

Total number of COVID-19 cases per county: Albany: 1,299, Big Horn: 215, Campbell: 958, Carbon: 288, Converse: 210, Crook: 105, Fremont: 1,201, Goshen: 142, Hot Springs: 45, Johnson: 80, Laramie: 1,257, Lincoln: 294, Natrona: 1,201, Niobrara: 6, Park: 591, Platte: 93, Sheridan: 598, Sublette: 130, Sweetwater: 494, Teton: 746, Uinta: 374, Washakie: 141, and Weston: 121.

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