Overall COVID-19 numbers on decline after recent spike at Wyoming correctional facilities

h/t WDOC via Facebook

(Cheyenne, WY) – As of Thursday October 28th, the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Wyoming’s correctional facilities dropped to 117, according to the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

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

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The total number of positive cases reported on October 21st rose to 222 after a recent spike was reported on October 18th.

The Riverton Honor Farm had the biggest jump from the October 18th report to the October 21st report, going from 17 to 81 confirmed cases.

As of the October 28th report, the number of confirmed cases at the Riverton Honor Farm dropped to 24 total, five staff and 19 inmates.

The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) in Torrington, which previously had the biggest rise in total positive cases, dropped from 118 to 30, five staff and 25 inmates.

The Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp (WHCC) in Newcastle was the only facility to see a jump in numbers from the previous week, going from 11 to 42 confirmed cases, five staff and 37 inmates.

The Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP) in Rawlins saw a slight increase in positive case, rising from seven to 16, nine of which were staff.

The Wyoming Women’s Center (WWC) in Lusk remained at five total cases.

The total number of inmate deaths attributed to COVID-19 remains at three.

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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