It’s been reported in this column before that often Wyoming’s economy reacts to the national economy much like a teeter-totter. When Wyoming is booming up, the country is struggling down. When the country is booming, Wyoming struggles.
Although the number of coronavirus cases and related deaths have increased dramatically in Wyoming over the last four months, the rate of deaths attributed to the illness has actually fallen by about half, according to Wyoming Department of Health figures.
The number of active coronavirus cases went back over the 11,000 mark on Sunday with 742 new confirmed cases reported from around the state. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said
A statewide mask mandate remains an important part of preventing the spread of coronavirus, although Gov. Mark Gordon declined to issue such an order, according to the director of the Wyoming Hospital Association.
Mark Giacoletto hasn’t been spending much time at home lately. His job with the Shoshone National Forest as fire management officer had him reassigned to massive fires in Colorado for much of the summer.
The number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in the state increased by 483 on Saturday, bringing the state’s cumulative number of cases to 18,726, according to the Wyoming Health Department. Hot Springs County was the only