Coronavirus In Wyoming: Resources & News
Wyoming Public Media is here to keep you current on the news surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Updated 4/16/21 3:30 p.m.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 64 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Friday. There are currently 461 active cases, while the state's total COVID-19 case count is over 57,000. According to the latest self-reported hospital data, 24 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus in the state. The state's death toll is 703.
So far, WDH has received 213,460 first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and 168,595 of the second dose. WDH has reported administering 76 percent of the first dose of vaccines and 73 percent of the second dose. Additionally, WDH has received 25,100 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and administered 39 percent of those. More than 133,000 people in the state have been fully vaccinated.
Here are the numbers of lab-confirmed total cases broken down by county from highest to lowest: Laramie 7,413; Natrona 5,885; Fremont 4,306; Campbell 4,289; Sweetwater 3,959; Albany 3,678; Teton 3,611; Park 2,512; Sheridan 2,457; Uinta 1,834; Carbon 1,399; Lincoln 1,176; Goshen 1,089; Big Horn 908; Washakie 704; Sublette 607; Weston 545; Converse 514; Johnson 425; Platte 404; Crook 395; Hot Springs 270; and Niobrara 67.
Since March of last year, 56,103 people have recovered from the virus.
(Commercial labs are required to report positive test results to WDH; negative results are not reported consistently.)
Wyoming's Vaccine Plan
Wyoming has chosen to give each county the ability to control it's COVID-19 vaccine roll out. The federal government has allotted a certain amount of vaccine doses to Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Health has taken that number and rationed it out to each county by population. The department of health has taken the general federal roll out guidelines and amended them to the state as needed. This has resulted with three priority groups.
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.
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
We also want to hear from you on how your community is responding. Tell us what you're seeing, hearing and experiencing on social media, use the hashtag #COVID19WY.