COVID-19 Information

COVID-19_Updates-1-300x158The Incident Management Team, Sheridan County Public Health Officer Dr. Benjamin Widener, and Sheridan County Public Health continue to monitor, research, and respond to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation impacting our community.

Visit the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) website to get more information on what to do if you test positive or are exposed to someone who tested positive, guidelines for quarantine & isolation, requests for isolation letters, data, etc.

COVID-19 MonitoringLast updated: September 5, 2023
This page is updated on the first Monday of every month

COVID-19 Cases: August 2023

Sheridan County Residents

  • August Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 25
    • Current Active Confirmed Cases: 0
  • August Probable Cases: 10
    • Current Active Probable Cases: 0
SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMICSheridan County Resident Totals

  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 7,599
  • Probable Cases: 2,525
  • Recovered Lab-Confirmed Cases: 7,530
  • Confirmed Deaths: 92 (last death confirmed 03/21/2023)
COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate: LOW (CDC Data through August 19, 2023)
The COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate is provided by the CDC. Please click on the respective links above to learn more about these metrics and the corresponding recommendations.

About the NumbersSheridan County Residents: all Sheridan County residents, even those who may be outside of Sheridan County at the time of illness.

Laboratory Confirmed Case: the total number of cases a laboratory has confirmed are positive for COVID-19. As a cumulative total, this number includes both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases, as well as active and recovered cases.

Active Confirmed Cases: the number of cases that a laboratory has confirmed are positive for COVID-19, and are in within the first days of infection and/or actively experiencing symptoms. Active cases are currently being monitored by public health staff and include both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases.

Total Probable Cases: the total number of cases where a person experienced symptoms of COVID-19, and tested positive for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test, but their illness was not confirmed by a laboratory (PCR) test.

Active Probable Cases: the number of people who are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or have recently tested positive for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test, but their illness has not been confirmed by a laboratory (PCR) test.

Recovered: the total number of laboratory-confirmed Sheridan County cases, where the person is no longer symptomatic. We do not report recovered nonresidents, as we transfer cases to their home county once the resident is no longer in Sheridan County.

Deaths: For Sheridan County, this number represents residents who have passed away due to COVID-19 and includes deaths that occur outside of the county. Deaths included in this count must have COVID-19 listed as a cause of death on the death certificate; there is a delay in reporting new deaths until they are confirmed.

Please note: Any number provided is a snapshot in time. As Wyoming Department of Health and Sheridan County Public Health staff are continually monitoring and updating information in our shared data system, our numbers change. Discrepancies in reported numbers from each agency are most likely attributed to the difference in time the data was referenced.