213 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Friday; one adult ICU bed available at Wyoming Medical Center


CASPER, Wyoming – The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 213 newly confirmed and 39 new ones likely COVID-19 cases in the state during the update on Friday, December 3 at 3 p.m.

There was now 111,812 total confirmed and probable cases in Wyoming since the pandemic began. Here is a report on the updates provided by the WDH on Friday, December 3rd, 3:00 p.m.

  • Cases:
    • There was now 88,594 confirmed cases in Wyoming since the pandemic began. The 50 new likely cases added on Wednesday brought the Total pandemic to 23,218
    • There is 1,068 active confirmed cases in Wyoming, 47 more than Thursday.
    • Wyoming added on average 145.1 new confirmed cases per day in the last 14 days.
    • 21 new laboratory-confirmed cases were reported in Natrona County on Friday, bringing the total pandemic count to 10,194. Probable cases at 9 . gone up to a total of 6,180.
    • No more deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Friday after 81 reported on Tuesday. There were 1,428 COVID-19 deaths among Wyoming residents since the pandemic began. These are deaths “where COVID-19 is listed as either an underlying or primary cause of death or a contributing cause of death,” explains the WDH.
  • Hospital stays:
    • COVID-19 hospital admissions in the state are at 120 on Friday, according to the latest data from the WDH rose by five on Thursday. Hospital admissions have generally been in decline since the pandemic high of 249 reported on October 21.
      • There was 34 COVID-19 patients at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and 33 at Wyoming Medical Center on Friday.
      • There was one of 20 available intensive care beds in the WMC open and 12 of 25 Intensive care beds are open at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
  • Restores:
    • There were 86,418 recoveries from laboratory confirmed cases as well as 22,535 recoveries from probable cases in Wyoming.
      • “A laboratory-confirmed or probable case is defined as recovered if the fever has subsided without the use of antipyretic drugs and the respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) have improved for 24 hours AND at least 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared” says the WDH. “Cases with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in which no symptoms have occurred are considered recovered if at least 10 days have passed since the date of the first positive test and no secondary illness has occurred, provided they remain asymptomatic.”
      • The WDH marks people as recovered when the date of the isolation order has expired. Individuals who test positive are asked to remain in isolation for 10 days after the first symptoms, 10 days after taking the test, or longer if they still have symptoms.
      • If individuals need to be isolated for longer than their initial isolation time, they can contact the WDH who can extend their isolation arrangement. In some cases, Contact Tracing will inform you if a case is recovered, while in other cases the department will count someone as recovered after the isolation period ends.
  • Variants:
    • The number of COVID-19 cases identified as variant cases rose by eight 6,961.
    • Several cases are a mutated form of the virus and some can spread more easily or lead to more severe illness.
  • County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health. Confirmed cases by county are as follows (probable cases in brackets):
    • Albania: 5,864 (995)
    • Big horn: 1,719 (431)
    • Campbell: 8,350 (938)
    • Carbon: 2,791 (366)
    • Reverse: 908 (1,427)
    • Crooks: 772 (228)
    • Fremont: 8,018 (1,463)
    • Göschen: 2,382 (272)
    • Hot Springs: 656 (233)
    • Johnson: 931 (433)
    • Laramie: 13,375 (4,292)
    • Lincoln: 2,436 (556)
    • Natrona: 10,194 (6,180)
    • Niobrara: 245 (251)
    • Park: 4,851 (675)
    • Plate: 1,079 (468)
    • Sheridan: 4,469 (1,395)
    • Subletting: 1,134 (360)
    • Freshwater: 7,399 (748)
    • Tetons: 5,280 (126)
    • Uinta: 3,527 (542)
    • Waschakie: 1,313 (543)
    • Weston: 901 (296)

The Wyoming Department of Health provides data on COVID-19 cases, variants, deaths, tests, hospitals, and vaccines online. The department also gives information on how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.

Leave a Comment