COVID-19 numbers decrease by just over half from previous week at Wyoming correctional facilities

(Cheyenne, WY) – As of Thursday, February 3rd, the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Wyoming’s correctional facilities decreased to 159, from 322 the previous week, according to the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC).

These positive case are identified in routine surveillance samplings, conducted during the previous week.

The Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP) in Rawlins reported 50 positive cases. Of the positive cases, 19 were staff, and 31 were inmates.

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The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) in Torrington had 17 positive cases. Of the positive cases, 7 were staff, and 10 were inmates.

The Wyoming Honor Farm (WHF) in Riverton reported 37 total positive cases. Of the positive cases, 1 was staff, and 36 were inmates.

The Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp (WHCC) in Newcastle had 5 positive cases (all staff).

The Wyoming Women’s Center (WWC) in Lusk had a sharp increase, with 50 reported positive cases. Of those, 19 were staff, 31 were inmates.

There have been a total of 8 inmate deaths due to COVID-19.

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Working with the Wyoming Department of Health, all positive inmate cases are medically monitored and managed by the Department and our health care provider (Corizon Health, Inc.) in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The Department continues to conduct rigorous surveillance testing at all sites as necessary and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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