On Thursday, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 66 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. Laramie County continues to have the largest increase with 17 new cases reported since yesterday.
The state's death toll stands at 734.
There are 47 self-reported hospitalizations throughout the state. Currently, there are 452 active cases in Wyoming and the state's total COVID-19 case count is 61,425.
Over 60,200 people have recovered from the virus since March 2020. More than 32 percent of Wyoming's population has been fully vaccinated.
(Commercial labs are required to report positive test results to WDH; negative results are not reported consistently.)
Wyoming's Vaccine Plan
With federal authorization of the first vaccines meant to help prevent COVID-19, Wyoming is now administering the COVID-19 vaccine. On March 31, Governor Gordon announced that all Wyoming residents ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Additional information on how to get vaccinated in each county is available from the Wyoming Department of Health and by calling 1-800-438-5795.
Each local county health department is in charge of the vaccine roll out for their communities. This means counties are moving at different speeds down the priority groups. To find more information about where your county is at with the vaccine roll out, go to your counties public health department's website.
State Orders -- Updated March 16th, 2021
Starting March 16th, the statewide mask mandate (Public Health Order #4) and all restrictions on restaurants, bars, theatres and gyms (Public Health Order #1) were lifted. The face covering protocol for K-12 schools will however remain in place.
Limitations on personal gatherings and restrictions on outdoor events (Public Health Order #2) have been removed. However, for large indoor events for more than 500 people, may only be held at 50 percent of venue capacity with certain face mask protocols.
Wyoming Public Media would like to thank and recognize all health care workers, doctors, nurses caregivers, grocery store workers, truck drivers, and delivery workers during the global pandemic.
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News & Updates:
- Wyoming Department of Health
- Wyoming COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Updates
- World Health Organization Coronavirus Updates
- NPR Coronavirus Coverage
- Wyoming Technology Coronavirus Coalition
- Wyoming Coronavirus Mutual Aid & Resource Page
- Wyoming PBS
- When And How To Wash Your Hands
- CDC U.S. Map
- Johns Hopkins World Map
The state of Wyoming will receive more than $3 million to go towards education as part of COVID-19 relief funds. The Wyoming Department of Education recently submitted its plan on how that money will be used.
COVID-related hospitalizations have risen in Wyoming. Whereas throughout the spring it was typical to see 15-25 hospitalizations on any given day, now that number hovers between 40-60 a day.
The Wyoming Department of Health states there has been only one COVID-19 death in a Wyoming nursing home since mid-March of 2021, along with just a handful of overall cases.
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