The significant increase in new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming that began earlier this month continues, as Thursday, the state had 36 new laboratory-confirmed positive cases, the largest single-day total Wyoming has seen since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the state in Sheridan County on March 11. As of Thursday, June 25, Teton, Fremont and Uinta counties have the highest rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 residents.
The Wyoming Department of Health and Governor Mark Gordon are reminding citizens that simple steps meant to limit the spread of the virus are now more important than ever. Governor Gordon, along with the Department of Health are recommending that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where it is not possible to stay physically apart.
State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist also reminds people to respect directions, such as quarantine or isolation orders they may receive if they’re told they’ve been exposed to the virus. COVID-19 data for the state as well as each individual county is available on the Wyoming Department of Health website. You can access their site here: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/