There are no known active cases of the coronavirus in Johnson County.
That was the word from the county's Emergency Operations Center in a news briefing Tuesday. Trisha Thompson, the county's public health nurse manager, said that the three cases that were active in the county last week have all recovered. To date, there have been 14 laboratory confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the county and four "probable" cases. The state defines a probable case as close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Of the county's 18 confirmed and probable cases, 17 have recovered. One county resident died from the coronavirus in April.
Johnson County Health Care Center CEO Sean McCallister said that 24 people were tested at the health care center last week. Six of those test results are pending; 18 results have returned as negative.
In order to further protect vulnerable residents of the Amie Holt Care Center, McCallister said that next week the center will begin routine screenings of 20% of residents and staff.
Statewide, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the virus was detected in mid-March reached 700 on Monday.
The Wyoming Department of Health reported seven new cases in Fremont, Natrona and Washakie counties. Fremont County had the highest number of new cases at four.
With almost 25,000 coronavirus tests conducted in Wyoming since the pandemic began, the number of confirmed cases gives Wyoming a positive test rate of 2.8%, far below the national average of 12%
As of Monday afternoon, Fremont County had 252 cases; Laramie County had 122; Teton County had 69; Natrona had 65; Washakie had 32; Albany had 23; Sweetwater had 22; Campbell had 18; Converse had 14; Sheridan had 12; Lincoln had 11; Carbon and Uinta had nine; Hot Springs had eight, Big Horn and Crook had five; Goshen had four, and Park had two. Niobrara, Platte, Sublette and Weston counties had one case each.
The number of probable coronavirus cases in the state remained at 210 on Monday. A probable case is defined as a patient who has symptoms of coronavirus and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested.
The number of people to have recovered from COVID-19 increased by nine on Monday to stand at 667. The number included recoveries among 511 people with laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus and 156 people with probable cases.
The number of active cases on Monday was 228, including 174 with laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus and 54 with probable cases.